Getting Some ‘Go Go’ in Your ‘No Go’ Horse
The most natural thing for a horse to do is to go forward. The most frustrating issue for many riders is having a horse that is not willing to go forward. So, what prevents a horse from doing what comes so naturally to him? Some might blame it on a bad attitude, laziness or stubbornness. But, the most common reason is that something is getting in the horse's way - something that makes him feel uncomfortable or disturbs his natural balance and rhythm. This article provides tips and fixes for common riding errors that block the horse's natural movement. By correcting these errors, you'll get some “go go” into your “no go” horse. Going With the Flow Every horse has an individual rhythm to his movement, but, generally speaking, when a horse carries himself in a balanced and correct frame, his head nods (in walk and canter, but not in…
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