Ridden - Red and Jenny
INTRODUCING LATERAL SUPPLENESS - using EXERCISES OVER THE POLES.
The work in hand exercises around the square have proved to be helpful so in future videos we will help you to progress through your Classical training with focus and calmness. Here we begin ridden exercises to gain more synchrony on the path towards more balance and collection. I am trying to keep Red steady but he does like to 'get going' being rather impatient and high energy- which actually I love !
We try to gain cadence when the walk has sufficient energy- BUT without rushing forward. Here you will see I try to steady him if he rushes with a deeper inhalation - so he tunes in with my controlled breathing- we can learn to synchronise. If I feel his high energy building I will ride forwards into a trot around the poles maybe more collected or more relaxed and deep. I try to keep Red softened into each new inside bend as we ring the changes of direction.
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