Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Word of the Week – Looseness

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LOOSENESS - Freedom from negative physical and mental/emotional tension. Relaxation. Full glossary: http://bit.ly/2019USDFGlossary

Word of the Week – Collection

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COLLECTION (Balance and Lightness of the Forehand from Increased Engagement) - The horse shows collection when he lowers and engages his hindquarters, shortening and narrowing his base of support, resulting in lightness and mobility of the forehand. He shows shorter, but powerful, cadenced steps and strides. The increased elevation must be the result of and relative to the lowering of the hindquarters. Full glossary: http://bit.ly/2019USDFGlossary

Word of the Week – Activity

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ACTIVITY - Energy, vigor, liveliness - especially with reference to the motion of the hind legs. Full glossary: http://bit.ly/2019USDFGlossary

Word of the Week – On The Aids

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ON THE AIDS - The horse reacts to the rider’s aids willingly, confidently, immediately, and correctly. Full glossary: http://bit.ly/2019USDFGlossary

Word of the Week – Trajectory

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TRAJECTORY - The line of travel of the hoof from its lift-off to landing -- the reach, height, and shape of the flight arc of the hoof. Full glossary: http://bit.ly/2019USDFGlossary
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