Finding Feel

10995829_707392016037771_5331278561620299073_nFINDING FEEL – Jenni Grimmett DVM Illustrated by Cowboy Dressage “I do an exercise with my horse where I rock them back on their hocks for several steps then rock forward to put them into a lope. The horse is supposed to step right from the back into the lope allowing for maximum collection to be carried forward into that lope. We can do this in a way that is a slow measured back then rock forward into a lope or a fast back that rocks forward into a jog or any combination of those things. My cues to my horse during these exercises really don’t change too much, just the energy in my seat and body that communicates to my horse how fast or slow he is being asked to go.”

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