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The Balanced Horseman

Part 4: Practicing Lateral Maneuvers to Achieve Lightness by Alice Trindle   As we finish up this series of articles regarding balance I am again drawn to the reality that this is the critical element in our journey to achieve true lightness with horses. Actions, postures and maneuvers that reflect …

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The Balanced Horseman

July 2014

Part 3: Applying Observations of Balance to Under Saddle Work by Alice Trindle   Last month we observed balance primarily from the ground. I asked you to watch balance shifts within movements along with rhythm, carriage, and overall structure of the horse. We looked at some specific maneuvers and attempted …

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The Balanced Horseman

Part 2 Observing Balance from the Ground   For almost all horsemanship disciplines, the master will coach us on achieving a ‘feel’ with our horse in order to accomplish specific maneuvers. Legends like Nuno Oliveira and the Dorrance brothers, tried to describe for us that elusive state in which we …

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