Moving Your Horse’s Hips, Part 3
- May 5, 2016
- Jenn Zeller
We’re moving right along in learning how to move our horse’s hips, and today we will cover the third way. But first, let’s review, in case you’re just joining in the fun:
1. Rein and Leg (this is how you build your one-rein stop).
2. Soft Feel with Leg.
3. Leg with no rein.
4. Rein with no leg.
This way will be harder for a horse to sort out — especially if your accelerator is in your legs, and your brake pedal is in your reins. Ideally, we’d like to have the horse move off our body, so if we ride faster, he goes faster. If we ride slower he goes slower. I want my feet to shape him, not drive him forward. Not that I won’t use my feet to reinforce my seat, but I like to reserve my feet for shaping the movement.
What are you learning from this series so far? Does anyone have questions?
About Jenn Zeller
Jenn Zeller is the creative mind and boss lady behind The South Dakota Cowgirl. She is an aspiring horsewoman, photographer, brilliant social media strategist and lover of all things western. After a brief career in the investment world to support her horse habit (and satisfy her...