Thinking Like a Horse
To effectively communicate with your horse, there has to be a mutual understanding within the partnership. This understanding, in large part, stems from the rider’s ability to accurately read his or her horse. In this topic, Julie Winkel teaches us to accurately interpret the various expressions and behaviors horses use to convey their state of mind.
Running Time: 12 minutes and 46 seconds
In order to determine compatibility between horse and rider, Olympian Leslie Howard examines the factors that affect a horse’s preferred way of going as well as the variables that contribute to a rider’s particular style. She discusses how the rider’s use of hands, leg and seat can positively or negatively influence things like the horse’s level of impulsion, stride length and poll elevation.
Running Time: 8 minutes and 4 seconds
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