In this third part, we look rising trot mechanism and canter. There is also a session with Peter riding Jay who tends to be 'on the forehand'.
You can also watch the latest case study with Nancy & Rupee.
Don't forget you can submit videos of you and your horse practicing the groundwork skills and you riding into the forum for Ali Wakelin to review.
COURSE COMPLETION PLAQUES
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In this session, taken from 'The How of Riding', we look at rising trot mechanism and how this is essential for tempo control.
VIDEO 2 - CANTER
In this session, taken from 'The How of Riding', we look at canter with Mary Wanless.
VIDEO 3 - ON THE FOREHAND
In this session, Peter rides Jay. This is a good example of a rider struggling with a horse that is 'on the forehand'. Peter talks you through the session. Jay would prefer to go fast, lean into the rein and go over bent rather than work in a correct outline and be light.
CASE STUDY - NANCY & RUPEE
Nancy has been working on her position with her other horse, Posh. She has to think about 'hitching-up' her right seat bone and filling into her left side to avoid sliding right and collapsing left. She puts this into practice on Rupee and thinks about 'shrink wrapping' herself to match Rupee's tone.
Ali gets Nancy working on walk-halt transitions. These show that Rupee has become much more responsive. Nancy has to focus on her hands 'pushing against something' and 'keeping the lid on the toothpaste'.
Nancy has has a few problems with Rupee recently and this has made her a little anxious riding him, especially in trot. Ali works on keeping Nancy vertical in trot and feeling 'back' to avoid unbalancing Rupee. Once they are going in trot, Nancy works on Rupee's straightness. She also has to keep her 'fairy wings' shut! They also work on trot - walk transitions and shaping the walk - trot transition.