At last, after riding for nearly half a century and many years of trying to be a good student for my horses. Trying to find the best teachers. Reading all the theory. At last I not only understand but I'm becoming more able at translating theory into practice!
Those of you who are lucky enough to have learned these skills will understand the joy in feeling the horse's back truly engaged under my seatbones. To feel myself "lifted" by the back, horse in self carriage and his body ready and available to obey the lightest of aids! And the best thing is that this is now consistent. Not the glimpses I've experienced only to be lost again. Now I have the skill to consistently help my horses to be in balance and use their postural muscles.
I turned Bruce out after riding him and he just looked WOW! So uphill and engaged!!
Short post this morning - going out soon - but I wanted to capture the feeling in words. I'm so excited!!
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