Pull right, pull left. Kick to go.
We know guiding our horses is more subtle and nuanced than these simple instructions.
So how can we communicate to our horses where we want to go without just pulling at the bit?
And how can we signal a change in direction that instantly communicates to the horse where we want to go, while keeping us both perfectly in balance?
The key is balanced weight shifts, not leaning like you were on a motorcycle, and not even achieving the perfect combination of “put your inside leg here, your outside leg there”. The clearest communication for your horse is much more simple.
In this video, I will show you how to steer and guide your horse with a simple movement in your seat, and how you can practice this just walking on your own two feet!
P.S. This October, I will be offering an all new Balanced Riding Course. This course is not just about learning how to ride or train a horse, it is equally about learning how to see past the words that are used, to recognize what is really going on between a horse and person, and to choose what is best for you.
Stay tuned for more about the course + Free Training coming soon!
P.P.S. Hear from some of our Balanced Riding Course Alumni as they share their journey with horses, their highlights and their challenges – watch now!