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How tongue movement affects stride length.

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′′ wearing slippers “.

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Transition from the walk to the lope.

It’s more then how, it’s WHEN! 1.-Transition from the walk to the lope. 2.-Walk your horse in working frame (medium frame). 3.-Shorten your rein to short frame (light contact with the bit) to shoulder fore. Your inside leg is by the cinch and your outside leg is hanging free. 4.-When your horse’s inside front leg …

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Diagonal Advanced Placement

Diagonal Advanced Placement The jog is not as simple as we have formerly surmised, nor is it strictly a straight forward 2 beat gait. What if I were to tell you that the diagonal pairs don’t always hit the ground at the same time and when there is disunion of the diagonal pairs the jog …

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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music Tempo is the rate or speed of motion or activity. Rhythm is a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound. There tends to be a lot of confusion about these two concepts, but they are actually completely different. One is sequence (rhythm) and one is speed (tempo). Cadence can be …

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The Octagon Ground Poles stretches.

Cowboy Dressage Challenge Court – The Octagon The Octagon Ground Poles stretches. If the horse is reluctant to stretch up and forward in the walk, jog or the lope, you can lunge him or ride him over the Octagon poles. placing poles on the ground can be helpful. Octagon Ground Poles work also helps to …

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