A student said to me: “ I have started to play with the canter by hand, but my horse is not doing it right at all. I think I am maybe not doing it right either, so maybe we should not do it at all? “
I said: “One could imagine that there is not existing right and wrong with horses? Of course we prepare the horse well physical and mental for everything we ask him for. But what you call “wrong” we could call training and what you call “right” we could call leading or dancing with the horse. Horses do not judge in right or wrong they just experience and do!… This is one of the things we can learn from them.
Best wishes to you all.
“As the blind person touches the object before him very softly and lightly with his fingertips in order not to interfere with the work of the sensitive nerve ends by too much pressure, so it is the rider’s first obligation to keep soft and natural those parts of his body with which he feels his horse.” Gustav Steinbrecht.
These words describes the core in my “Balance, Feel, Ask -Riders seat program” for the seat education in the Academic Art of Riding.
You can soon read all about my new education program in my coming free e-book. So keep a eye on www.ridingartoflife.com
Best wishes to you from
I want to share this great film with you. I loved this documentary, since I first bought it years ago! (They put it on youtube themselves, so not an illegal YT-leak.
Yesterday I had a clinic near Odense (Fyn). We discovered so many important things who made a big change!. All the riders develop very very nice during the day and did a great job:-). The riders got tips, exercises, and new feelings with them home which improve their riding and their position in general. Thy got able to sit on the horse in completely balance with no “over-tension” anywhere. And then we saw the the movement of the horse go nicely through the hips, knees, feet, lower-back, chest, shoulders, neck. 🙂
Thanks too all the participants for a great day:-)
Riders comments from Facebook:
Wicky: “Very very good and interesting clinic Maja, thank you for good teaching and lots of challenges ;), thank you 🙂 for helping me further to feel my body and then my horse :)”
Unni:”Hi I want to say thanks for a good day with a lot of learning. I’ve had some tools with me as I want to work with motivated and have focus on in my daily work with my horse. Thanks to Maja and to all the talented participants :-)”