Tag: Self Carriage

[Training Scale Series] Part 4 – Creating True Impulsion

[Training Scale Series] Part 4 – Creating True Impulsion

How do you know if you have actually achieved true impulsion? What makes this ‘real’ impulsion different from simply running around the arena like the energizer bunny with your horse? This post is the fourth in a series I have created about the training scale.  I suggest also checking out the previous posts on rhythm, suppleness, and contact.  At ‘Step…

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Developing Your Horses Self Carriage

Developing Your Horses Self Carriage

When you are riding, is your horse carrying himself, or are you in-fact carrying him?  Self carriage in horses can be explained as your horse carrying himself, without needing support from or relying on you, the rider, in order to continue and maintain the movement he is performing. Your horses ability to carry himself comes from him being responsible for his own…

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