Monday, December 9, 2019

Word of the Week – Self-Carriage

SELF-CARRIAGE - State in which the horse carries itself in balance without taking support or balancing on the rider’s hand. Full glossary:

Word of the Week – Alignment

ALIGNMENT- Referring to the horse, the lining up of the horse’s body parts from tail to poll.  One of the four aspects of straightness (the other three are parallelism to line of travel, parallelism to line of reference, and directness of line of travel). Referring to the rider: Vertical alignment refers to the side view of the rider in which the ear, shoulder, hip, and heel are in a vertical line.Lateral alignment refers to the front or rear view of the rider in which the weight appears to...

Word of the Week – Marching

MARCHING - Taking purposeful steps in the walk. Full glossary:

Word of the Week – Half-Halt

HALF-HALT - A momentary effect of the aids that increases the attention and improves the balance of the horse. Full glossary:

Word of the Week – Confidence

CONFIDENCE - The boldness and self-assurance with which the horse performs, and the trust in his partnership with the rider. Full glossary:
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