When does a horse carry itself?

Mar. 17, 2019 by

What does it mean if you say a horse carries itself? There is probably no rider who does not throw around the words a horse does “carry itself”, “balance itself” or keeps “in a natural upright position”. Nevertheless, most riders

Contact

Feb. 15, 2019 by

Contact betwee the rider`s hand and the horse`s mouth is a much discussed topic. The German word for contact is such an excellent descriptive word. Literally translated it means “leaning against”. As you can imagine, it has nothing to do

Suppleness

Feb. 7, 2019 by

The last blog post dealt with rhythm of movement / tact – the first point of the “scale of training”, its different aspects and which factors influence the rhythm of the horse. In this blog contribution, I would like to