Carpet Slipper Feet
Here we are looking at tension and tightness with Abi and her New Forest gelding Cumin. Horses need space to breathe in and out- just like us! If we restrict their rib cage we restrict their natural flow of breathing- - imagine you are jogging in tight clothing with someone thumping you on the chest!!
We talk about Carpet Slipper feet when riding- and as riders to be more aware of tightness- for instance when you FORCE any joint you block motion and when you push your ankles down too much- you create tension right up your leg- which then blocks the movement in your seat !! The ripple effect!!! .
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