Forward Riding Series Part 28 - Riding on Soft Contact


Part 28 of Susan Deal’s "Forward Riding Series - Exercises for a Rider's First Year"

Susan works with her young student on transitioning from riding on a loose rein to riding on soft contact. The student is generally ready for this when they can move their hands independently from the body. These are the beginning stages of contact when the rider has acquired the tact and feel to have more effective communication with the horse’s mouth.

Running Time: 4 minutes and 29 seconds


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