My higher learning was taught to me in
college by Barb Horton and Debbie Martin. Including Sue Sherry who was a
I feel my riding was correctly formed by
techniques that were thought out and tried on humans to benefit the horse so the
horse could be taught. If the rider does not have control or balance
or correct position of their own body the horse can not be taught what is asked
of them with out conflicting signals from the humans body.
As with everything else practice must be
kept up to keep that correct shape. If you have not ridden in 6 months or
even less all that was correct with the muscles will be lost. As with
allot of us that is the case. It is not the end of the world, be
these techniques will aid in not only forming correct riding position, no mater
if you are English or a Western rider, but will also carry over into your
With each section I put in here it will be
an awareness of your body transmitted to the horses body. It will be
explained why one thing is correct and the other is not correct. And what the
signal movement means to the horse.
I firmly believe that any movement or
position or aid that we are to train a horse to understand we must ourselves try
out the movement or aid on ourselves or another human. The human can tell
us what it feels like in a language we understand. A horse may tell us but
the human may not understand that the horse is getting conflicting signals, thus
the jumbled aid is reinforced harder.