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Maestro & Noora Ehnqvist

June 2013

On 17 & 18 June, Noora Ehnqvist, Claudia Wolters en I exchanged knowledge and experience, together with our horses, including Maestro!

Noora combined straightness training at liberty with her own perspectives, resulting in a wonderful togetherness.

Noora always says "We Are The Example" when it comes to physics, attitudes, emotions and spirit. By giving a good example, the horse follows in the same direction.

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Pirouettes in hand

May 2013

Romanesque is developping very well in the pirouettes in hand with a single line and a cavesson. This is also called advanced groundwork.

On the left you see a pirouette in walk, in the middle a renvers-pirouette in trot and on the right a canter pirouette:

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Lowering the neck forward-down

The first step of straightness training is lateral bend of the horse.

With lateral bend, we mean the equal lateral bending of the spine.

By stretching short muscles and contracting long, weak muscles, the horse can bend laterally to both sides.

By stretching the outside of the body, the back muscle on that side lengthens.

A long back muscle cannot keep the head of the horse up, causing the horse to lower its head into a forward-down position.

More information can be found here: 6 Keys of Straightness Training >>