- Does your horse feels heavy on the reins?
- Does he have a 'hard mouth'?
- Does he stumble a lot?
- Are the back hoofs tapping the front hoofs during riding?
That may have to do with the natural horizontal imbalance of the horse!
Did you know that all horses carry about 3/5th of their weight on the shoulders and 2/5th on the hind legs?
If you don’t change this during riding, your horse can feel very heavy on the reins, as if he uses your hand for support, like a fifth leg.
Click HERE to read about the Horizontal Imbalance + What to do about it! >>
A very dominating lateral asymmetry of a horse is the lateral bend in the body. Almost every horse bends naturally more easily to one side than to the other. So some horses bend more easily to the left and others more easily to the right when they move.
In this article you can read more about this phenomenon and can download a free checklist to determine the lateral bend at your horse.
Cllick HERE for the article and download the FREE checklist >>
And please let met know in the comments below, do you have a left-bended or a right- bended horse. Or perhaps you have an S-shaped horse?
- Is your horse tense whilst being ridden?
- Does he not want to turn to one side?
- Or does he always walk too fast or too slow?
- Does your horse often strike or does he even rear or buck?
- Perhaps he is often lame when you ride?
- Does your riding sometimes feel more like a fight, because your horse always pulls at one side of the bit?
You are not the only one who sometimes feels this way! A lot of riders face these problems when they ride.
There are many reasons why you can experience theses challenges, but the natural asymmetry of the horse can be a main factor!
I wrote an article - with two illustrative videos - that gives you an overview of symptoms and problems that can arise from natural asymmetry and it describes a valuable solution.
Click HERE to read the article and to watch the 2 videos >>
And don't worry if something is out of balance, just see it as a challenge, as an opportunity to learn something and to grow!
I have just enjoyed a wonderful 3 clinic days in the UK with many spectators and eight fantastic students and horses, all of which were Straightness Training Mastery or Home Study Course students.
In July my horse Romanesque and I went to Greetje Hakvoort to do some 'cow herding' and 'cow cutting' together.
'Cow herding' is bringing the cattle from one place to another. 'Cow cutting' is separating one or two cows from the herd and to keep them separate for a while. It's great to use dressage and riding maneuvers for a real purpose:
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