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Rider Position and Aids • 27m

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  • Assertive Rider Communication – Part 1

    Steffen starts this session by riding the horse. He focuses first on the horse's reaction to the leg and then takes up the contact. He spends plenty of time working in the walk to allow the horse to relax. Then he works on the same ideas in the trot until the horse is comfortable there, too.

  • Assertive Rider Communication – Part 2

    Steffen works the horse in canter. He feels that the horse gets confused with the leg aids in canter, so he does exercises to help the horse understand what he wants. Steffen continues working on getting the horse to relax and use his topline going both directions.

  • Assertive Rider Communication – Part 3

    After Steffen rides, the owner gets back on her horse and tries to replicate Steffen's work. He stresses that the rider must make a point, but then can be passive when the horse is good. The rider needs to guide the horse into a frame where he can relax and use himself correctly.This allows the h...