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Alignment & Balance - Part 1

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    As they move to working at the trot, Asia points out that when a horse gets supple, they have to get supple in their rib cage. The rider works to get her horse to bend by bringing her shoulders around the inside leg. In order to do this, she has to achieve control of the mare's shoulders, neck an...

  • Alignment & Balance - Part 3

    As they progress to canter, the mare has issues being relaxed and reverts back to tossing her head. Asia coaches the rider to stay relax and continue to apply counter flexion when the horse is in attentive. She discusses the importance of not holding an aid and respecting the release for reward. ...

  • Alignment & Balance - Part 4

    As the mare relaxes into the canter, Asia is able to add a small fence to the exercise. She explains that shortening the stride is completely dependent on the horse's ability to flex in their hocks and their stifles. As the rider starts to lift the horse's shoulder and keep the alignment this com...