Whether riding an even 20 meter circle, navigating a twisting trail through the woods, or keeping your balance cantering a tight corner on the jump course, bend is important.
However, bend is another concept in riding that is often poorly understood.
And if we don’t understand what we are asking our horse to do, how do we ask them to do it?
Where should the horse bend their body?
How much should they be bending?
In last week’s video, I demonstrated the meaning of “inside leg to outside rein”. In today’s video, I will explain the real meaning of bend and how to ask for and develop this important movement in your horse.
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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!