February, 24 2010
- The outer rein lies against the neck and guides the shoulder inwards.
- The inside leg of the rider is on the girth, asks the lateral bending of the horse and gives a little aid the moment the inside hind leg steps forward to make it step under the weight.
- The inside rein is away from the neck and asks the stelling.
- The outside leg of the rider is behind the girth, maintains the lateral bending and prevents the hindquarter to fall out.
- The rider puts more weight on the inside seat bone, to take pressure away from the stretched outer back muscles.
- The inside seat bone points down to where the horse should step with his inside hind leg.
- The riders centre and point of weight is deep in the rider’s pelvis, pointing straight forward like a compass giving direction to the movement to prevent the horse from turning to the inside.
- The rider keeps his shoulders parallel to the shoulders of the horse, and his hips parallel to the hips of the horse.