It’s All in the Timing
There is a right time and a wrong time to cue your horse for a movement, and if you don't have the timing right, you could be asking for the impossible. For instance, the only time you can influence your horse's legs is when he's not bearing weight on the leg you want him to move. Further, you can only ask him to move his barrel to the right when it's swinging to the right. Pushing on a leg that is bearing weight or on his barrel when it's swinging into your leg is a waste of your energy, and a cause of confusion for your horse. You communicate instructions from your body to your horse's using three natural aids - your seat, legs and hands. Through these aids, you send signals that are driving (pushing), restraining (blocking) or following (drawing). Each of these energies can be applied through your…
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