Welcome to riding defined blog. On this forum, I will address issues of riding which seem to crop up with every generation of new riders, as well as with those, more experienced.
I’ve had the idea of re-visiting my ideas concerning stretch for some time, but a comment made to me by a young ‘up-and-coming’ rider/trainer prompted this post. He said, and I quote..”It is unsafe to stretch a baby…” which set me back on my butt with a thought of WTF is he saying?? The cornerstonesContinue reading “Stretch for a lifetime”
It is interesting to me, that after nearly 50 years emerged in the riding scene, I continue to see the ‘reinvention’ of riding every decade or so. Systems, training strategies, tips and programs continue to unfold anew, but with variations and changes reflective of the advancement of training and the development of more ‘discipline specific’Continue reading “In The Beginning…”
Whether observing seasoned horses and riders, or novice entrants to the sport, common issues become evident in the systematic training and preparation for competition, or pleasure riding, which detract from the ability of the horse to deliver correct responses or enjoyable outcomes to the rider’s suggestions.In many cases, communication between horse and rider is intermittent,Continue reading “Introduction to Riding the Young Horse”
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