Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Longlining

I took the reins today with Tiede between the longlines.  We schooled transitions, turns, walking leg yields, collected trot and collected canter.  The immediate control over Tiede and his balance in self carriage was extremely satisfying.  Tiede's owner, my barn buddy Judy, was able to audit our lesson with Karen Brown today.

Here's a favorite photo of  trainer Jeff Moore longlining.  Note the horse's uphill balance, bending joints, and self carriage:

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