Riding, groundwork & liberty

Riding with our mind & Body

To completely tune in with our horse we have to become aware of our body, mindset and emotions. Fine riding means to me to incorporate not only our being but  the horse's nature, biomechanics and character.

 

Because the body can relax through the mind and the mind through the body. 

 

Fine and mindful  riding means to me to figure out every day what each horse needs. 

TO RELAX THE Mind THROUGH THE Body

Going for a gallop works very well for my pony "Maybe"
Going for a gallop works very well for my pony "Maybe"
"Cori" is like a feather in the wind. She needs our full attention and concentration. She loves to be ridden with imagination and breath only.
"Cori" is like a feather in the wind. She needs our full attention and concentration. She loves to be ridden with imagination and breath only.
In the beginning of a riding session it helps "Cori" to trot in an extended posture to let go of tension in her body. Afterwards she is able to listen and to connect with the rider.
In the beginning of a riding session it helps "Cori" to trot in an extended posture to let go of tension in her body. Afterwards she is able to listen and to connect with the rider.
Riding is a dialogue of body, mind and spirit.
Riding is a dialogue of body, mind and spirit.

To relax the Body through the Mind

My pony "Maybe" hates repetition. She gets easily bored and disconnects. For her I need to work in short and playful sequences.
My pony "Maybe" hates repetition. She gets easily bored and disconnects. For her I need to work in short and playful sequences.
But if something is new she also needs repetition and time to think.
But if something is new she also needs repetition and time to think.
And of course she loves positive reinforcement :-)
And of course she loves positive reinforcement :-)
Our mare "Simbaya" loves repetition. Doing things again gives her the feeling of doing it right and she can relax into that.
Our mare "Simbaya" loves repetition. Doing things again gives her the feeling of doing it right and she can relax into that.

Sitzkunst-allowing motion through awareness