After a couple of weeks of groundwork and longeing, we did an
observing session at liberty:
It showed that Prince Elmelund is
mentally seen ready to deliver. But
physically seen, he still lacks the muscles and core strength after 10 months of holidays and a bit of training.
Now when it comes to
self-carriage, we need it both in body and mind.
And it's a bit the chicken and the egg,
what is needed first?
Well, it doesn't matter what came first,
we need both!
The liberty work will get better
physically seen, once the self-carriage in the body is developed in groundwork, longeing, work in hand, and riding pillar. And those other 4 pillars will get better
mentally seen, once our horse gives his Best Aikido at liberty, expressing self-carriage in the mind.
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After 10 months being 'out' of the game, Maestro and Toronto are back in:
Toronto, 18 years old now, had
a tough couple of months at the start of this year. And Maestro became
24 years old last April!
their 'mental' game is strong at the moment!
So we did some groundwork and longeing in the last couple of weeks.
And this is an impression of the very first duo-liberty session
in the new riding arena:
Now it's always interesting to see that,
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In this video, you see El Blanco in the first week in
the new riding arena.
Now although El Blanco was physically seen a bit out of shape after 10 months of holidays, I was pleased to notice that he was relaxed in the mind: