horizontaalscheef 300x212 System of stages of ever increasing exercisesIf we would like to ride a horse we should be aware of his natural asymmetry. The natural imbalance is one of the dimensions of natural asymmetry:

In a state of rest, due to the significant excess of weight of head and neck, the fragile front legs carry a much heavier load the the hind legs. This is called the natural balance of the horse.

Collection 300x225 System of stages of ever increasing exercisesNature has equipped the hind quarters not only with greater strength in the skeleton, but also with very powerful muscles. It’s therefore healthier for a horse to carry his own body and the rider’s weight mostly with the flexible hind legs rather than with the fragile front legs. This is called the riding balance of the horse.

So when we would like to ride a horse it’s important:

  • to give attention to working the hind legs
  • to displace the horse’s center of gravity from the shoulders to the haunches.
  • to develop the riding balance of the horse, where the horse carries more weight with the hind legs than the fore legs.

To do this we use a system of stages of ever-increasing exercises.

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Free, Open Public Q&A Webinar June 28

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webinar1 150x150 Free, Open Public Q&A Webinar June 28 If you missed the live straightness training webinar, you can now watch the recordings below.

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straightnesstraining 300x225 5 Areas of Straightness TrainingTo train a horse properly we should take a number of areas in consideration:

1. The body of the horse
2. The mind of the horse
3. The body of the rider
4. The mind of the rider
5. The relationship between both horse and rider

We all know that a horse in physical, mental and emotional balance is a pleasure to work with! And for the horse the following applies: A rider in physical, mental and emotional balance is a pleasure to work with icon wink 5 Areas of Straightness Training .

Maestro 218595154830552 150x150 5 Areas of Straightness TrainingSo we have to make sure we eat healthy, do Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation or other exercises and do some self improvement and personal development to balance our body and mind.

And straightness training helps to balance our horse’s body and mind, because a relaxed and straightened body will positively affect the mind.

But to have a perfect balanced “inner” horse we have to work on our relationship with our horse and develop our trainer qualities:

We have to make sure that we are able to calm down our horse when he is upset, that we can restore his confidence when he looses it, and that our horse looks forward to doing things with us and not runs away if he sees us.

Maestro Check out http academicartofriding com my  150x150 5 Areas of Straightness TrainingIf you can help your horse to become more supple and stronger in his body and if you can help your horse to get in a calm, relaxed, confident, trusting, respectful and willing state, then you can conquer the world with your horse!

Click Here eBook ST 205x300 5 Areas of Straightness TrainingIn straightness training we strive for a balanced body and mind of the horse, a balanced body and mind of the rider and a balanced relationship!

If something is out of balance, see it as a challenge!

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