I loved watching the transformations of horses and riders on the second day of my natural obstacle clinic! Many of them relaxed and trusted their horses more as we reviewed exercises from day 1. Then, as we progressed, every rider experienced why an effective position is so important, from jumping up and down the 3 stride table bank or galloping down and up through the spooky grob! The riders felt how to get behind their horses and as the horses gained confidence, the riders got back to being "with" the motion. Many commented on really feeling where their legs and balance needed to be. Also, feeling their horses being truly in front of their legs. All of the horses and riders felt and learned many new things and had lots of fun! So did I!
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