Chapter 10 Horse Riding in The 21st Century
Author Avis Senior
I take pride in fetching you to the point of total trust and a willingness …
Here, at the pinnacle, the substance of the preceding chapters amalgamates effortlessly. I take pride in fetching you to the point of total trust and a willingness to take the last leap of faith in replacing all the aids with small segments of connections.
For example, rather than using the seat, legs and hands in one fell swoop and blocking the horse you will offer a little at a time, perfecting each segment before offering the next. The newly awakened and nurtured power of your positive energy oozes, enhancing the feel and synchronisation between you and the horse.
His footfalls become easy to feel; rhythm, tempo and speed are absorbed easily in your mind; you are now able to concentrate on your own posture instead of keeping the horse moving. The instilled traditional aid sequences and artillery are now fading as you build up a whole new set of connections. The most striking outcome of the process is the beautiful, trusting relationship between you and your horse.
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