Episode 194: Which comes first; the head or the body?

Everything that creates safety or leads to advancing requires an ability to clearly communicate to the horse’s body. Yet, the system of communication changes as the horse’s understanding grows.
Often the horse is first taught to turn from direct rein pressure…but many riders ideally want to steer with a neck rein or their body.
How is this transition possible? It is possible when the horse realizes that all the cues that are given are communicating with the body.
In this podcast, I share two ways that riders often disconnect the feet and body instead of connecting them more and more.

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