23rd Feb 2023 Flo Part 1

23rd Feb 2023 Flo Part 2

23rd Feb 2023 Flo Part 3

23rd Feb 2023 Flo Part 4

23rd Feb 2023 Flo Part 5

23rd Feb 2023 Flo Part 6

23rd Feb 2023 Flo Part 7

23rd Feb 2023 Flo Part 8

Sharon: Tash in Feb 23 part 4 ride. Where Alicia is explaining, she said she asks Flo to be higher in her head carrage, but Flo can’t be connected where she wants her up there, so she allows her to drop. But the reason that is, is because Flo doesn’t have enough collection yet…..

does collection in that sentence mean ability to shorten and still push up with the hindlegs?, and therefore be able to connect into the bridle
in a higher and higher place?

So Flo can do it in a slightly lower head carriage, so therefore she will keep expanding her barriers there by building strength…

also what exercises will specifically help Flo to develop a better ability to collect (shorten and push)?…….

I think the answer is to make her straight where she is crooked with exercises that assist that and slowly build strength so she can maintain it easier? Which is kind of working on suppleness again. Then because Alicia has an independent seat, the horse can do the best of its ability because Alicia can get out of its way while still supporting and encouraging the horse where it needs it, and feeling when the horse needs to quit, or is struggling which helps build the horse’s confidence?

Not sure if I’m on the right track or you can explain it for me?

Emma: Just watched part 5, was it just me @Natasha Althoff or where you thinking rather you the me Alicia for most of that!? 😂😂 Love how Margo thought her mum can help get the sand out of her eye at the same time too 😅 are a lot of GP horses like that when training as I think I would have jumped off so many times? 🫣 👏 you are both very inspiring!! ♥️

Sharon: Just on lesson 5…. Are you noticing soreness on the outside of your calfs after riding 80/20 and is doing it making it hard for you to do thing with your reins ect, that you found effortless previously. Just interested to hear your thoughts on the impact of changing? Know my legs killed after going up 4 holes, and when I work on the bubble and keeping my legs away from horses side I have to cut down the riding time. Is it impacting your body? Or it’s more mental to just consciously do it, while still performing so well in the lesson and executing higher level stuff? Hope that makes sense, just basically wondering if it’s making you sore riding differently. Or if it’s exhausting you mentally to do all the news things plus try and remember and keep the way of going so good, because your making the adjustments seem easy.

Kathy: Why did Flo rear up so much? (when Alicia was riding her)

Kathy: Sharon you asked whether it affected her reins or other things that seemed ok previously. Does it affect you that way? I find it’s hard to concentrate on all elements and is mentally tough. I’m nervous about upcoming clinic. Afraid I’m not there 🙁

Suzanne: Just watched yesterday 23/2 with Alicia riding Flo. 🤩
Flo is trying so hard, bless her❤️. Such a beautiful girl.
So much 2 point in these videos, I’m really understanding how important it is to get out of their way.
(Hi B&G and Margo was such a good girl)

Monday 20th Feb 2023 – Independent Seat Discussion

Jive 18th Feb 2023

Alicia Reply:

Wow… YES!
Things will start to change now. This is that assumed knowledge we speak of.

If we don’t keep talking stuff like this never comes out. Wow yay yay yay! This is the stuff that takes riders to consistent successes

Flo 18th Feb 2023

Suzanne: So after watching the videos even though Tash is riding for about 15 mins it looks like really hard work for the horse to me . Especially the collected canter. I would think that was enough?
The horse was behind the vertical for most of the ride. Are you working on this? And if so how? My guess would be to check in to see if the horse would take the contact forward by giving. Or is it just a symptom of something else. Am I on the right track?

Jive 17th Feb 2023

Jive Masterclass 10th February 2023

Kathy: When Alicia tells you that you need to let go at the beginning you even said you were afraid to let go but you did. On a horse that is hot but not a schoolmaster horse do you still just let go? I don’t want him to take off crazy I know she also said turn a circle and I got that. Do I do this exact same thing in a horse that is greener than the horse you were riding?

Jive 9th February 2023

Flo 9th February 2023

Alicia Riding Flo 9th February 2023

6th Feb 2023 Part 1

6th Feb 2023 Part 2

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Sarah: Lesson 9: please could you explain why you are to canter forward then do a 8-10m circle forward until the horse trots? My guess is that although the horses fails by breaking it is closer to success as atleast you maintain a forward positive contact in a > gymnastic frame? 🤗

Sharon: End of lesson 9 has actually given me massive ah ha moment about how the circle line brings the hind leg closer to the shoulder but the whole point of that is to then KEEP it on the straight and then perhaps use a circle the other way to help shorted the other inside and also Keep that. Just finally working out more why these things are important and how that equals higher and higher collection 🤯🤯🤯

Also what I’m missing personally in my riding!

Lesson End of Jan 2023

Lesson End of Jan 2023 Short Clip