Trotz des bescheidenen Wetters heute war ich, nachdem ich mit einer Mandelentzündung die Woche flachlag, auf dem Platz. Ich bin sie locker vorwärts/abwärts geritten und hab im Galopp an der Außenstellung, sowie am Schulterherein und Viereck verkleinern im Trab gearbeitet. Carla war sehr locker und hat sich schön konzentriert.
Can't forget about big sister Maddy💕
This little black rocket🚀has taken my whole family for a roller coaster ride with an amazing ending🎢
From being an unstoppable, ear-shy, man-hating nutbar she's become the definition of an angel games pony😇
This mare's taken my sister and I all across Ontario and the USA! Since she's getting older I figured its time to let someone else handle 12 hour trailer rides and millions of games practices... Enter Lyra🌌
The little orange pony has big shoes to fill but she's got Maddy in the field next-door to learn from 🐴🐴
Horse 101* : How do we communicate with a horse?
When riding, we give cues to the horse to communicate what we want the horse to do. These cues are called “aids”. A rider’s natural aids include the leg, hand, seat and voice. Artificial aids include whips and spurs.
Aids are like “words” that have a specific meaning to the horse and tell a horse to go left, go right or change gait. As both horse and rider progress in their training, various aids can be combined together for more nuanced communication.
Aids are used in a spectrum, from light to powerful, depending on the response desired and the horse’s sensitivity. The aim of the rider should be to always use the least amount of aid pressure that is necessary to communicate with the horse.
*This is a series of horse tips and trivia from #HorseValleyRidingAcademy . Look out for more handy bite-sized learning every week!