Saturday, August 24, 2013

There are no neutral steps.

(73) Manolo Mendez Dressage:

'via Blog this'


Every step matters.

Every step is an opportunity to develop a healthier, more balanced, straighter, more even horse.

Every turn, simple or square, every revolution around the arena which contains four built in turns, is an opportunity to condition your horse, to loosen him, to teach him correct flexion, correct bend and to enhance his natural rhythm.

A chance to teach him to carry himself, to develop the ability to slow down but keep his rhythm while bending.

There are no neutral steps, we either create postures that create a foundation for wellness, or not. Not even a simple turn should be taken for granted since, when executed properly, it offers so much to our horse.