Outside leg, inside rein, less hand, lift the rein… How do you know which cue to use when to communicate with your horse from the saddle? How do the great riders seem to do so little, and get such clear responses from their horse?
In today's video, I describe the concept of becoming “fluent” in your riding aids.
Think of your riding as learning a new language. You begin with a limited vocabulary, only a few words. As you progress, you can start to create sentences, then paragraphs and your use of the language gradually becomes more descriptive, nuanced, and fluent.
The same process happens with our riding. Watch the video below to learn more!