Forward Riding Series Part 22 - Communication with the Horse - Progression from the Elementary to Intermediate Level


Part 22 of Susan Deal’s "Forward Riding Series - Exercises for a Rider's First Year"

As the rider progresses in her abilities, her communication with her horse becomes more fine-tuned.  The rider is not only able to feel where the horse is and what the horse is doing, but to affect that movement. In this topic Susan gives her student a specific plan to make various transitions throughout the ring. This exercise works on the rider’s timing, effective use of the aids and leads to a more sophisticated communication level with the horse.

Running Time: 2 minutes and 59 seconds


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