Hello Riding Superstars!!!! :):):)
Hope your riding is going as fantastically as mine today!!! :):):)
As you know, I had the Kyra clinic on Saturday, and for those of you that were lucky enough to see it – she really helped my piaffe, and gave me some great new ideas to think about 🙂
The biggest thing was that the rider really can influence and change the horse.
She mentioned before the clinic – it used to be enough to get on the horse and produce the tricks, get 15 one time changes, piaffe and passage, you would get a 5 or a 6 – and that would be ok. But nowadays that’s not enough, the rider needs to be able to get more from the horse, and to get more you need to take your riding to a whole new level.
I adored the clinic, and was fascinated by how much more I was able to influence the horse, and by tweaking and changing some tiny things make a huge difference to the horse.
The biggest thing is asking the horse to keep his back up by almost tickling the stomach, to remind him to keep his stomach muscles short so his back muscles can lengthen. By doing this in all of Abe’s work, he can engage so much more, he stays more forward, more in the bridle and much more expressive and straight in all his movements!!! 🙂
We have only had two rides since the clinic… but the difference is huge! I did a test today and agghhhhhh!!!! Couldn’t keep it through the whole test… yet 🙂 but the bits we had it in were truly the best work we have ever done.
It’s so exciting to take your understanding and knowledge to a new level and get results. I trust and hope you are getting that in your riding and enjoying the journey!!! 🙂
To Your Success!
p.s. – Love to hear all about your riding journey!
p.p.s. – If you are a member of Your Riding Success, click here watch the video of Tash & Abe at the Kyra Kyrklund clinic!!