You’ve probably heard it: “Control the feet and you control the horse.” It’s popular with the Natural Horsemanship folks. An even better variation is “Control the feet and you control the mind.” Trouble is, if your definition of controlling the feet is to make the beast run when you want, stop when you want, and … More Control the feet
Today was a banner day! After nearly a year of trying to retrain my mare Tally, from her poor experience at the trainer, this was our first day with no complications! The pieces finally all fell into place, and I was on Cloud 9!
I was watching some of the video from last week’s Dressage at Aachen, and I was struck by the almost manic nature of the top rides. It’s hard to imagine that there is any actual collection going on in these rides, with the speed at which they almost crash through all of the movements! Totilas … More Where’s the Fire?!