Teaching Auntie To Connect With Breath Energy
Here I meet with Auntie and I want to connect with her with more focus on breathing. I did not want to loose work with her and I felt it might take her from her comfort zone and make her too energised for Charlie.
So I began with lungeing. Now these methods are good for the young horse as you will see Sarh lungeing with her body language and breathing and supporting with a lowered whip (no connecting with Auntie) which she may use to encourage more energy. I walk around the outside with Auntie to show her the direction of the circle. Slowly the idea is that I support her less- initially I hold a rope connected to the cavesson but when I feel she is more understanding of Sarah then I unclip the rope and just walk along side. Soon she will learn to circle with the connection with Sarah, We need to establish this on both reins as horses often respond differently from one rein to another. She does turn in instead of staying on the circle - when Sarah asks for halt - but for me that is OK- as she was listening and trying her best. She is a delightful sensitive mare with so much sweetness- we want to encourage this ease within her training here.
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