It is important to spend a lot of time doing longeing exercises before riding your horse. Those who invest this extra time in longeing in the first few months of training will be rewarded throughout the horse’s education. Like a rough diamond that first needs to be polished, the young horse first needs to be “suppled up” on the longe. In this time the horse can build up its fitness, develop its muscles and find balance in all gaits.
Slow motion in walk, trot and canter