A picture says more than thousands of words, and that’s so true.
There’s so much to tell about this picture – which I did in 12 Mastery Modules in the ST Academy – and it’s impossible to repeat all 12 modules here, so what I’d like to say about the picture, is that it’s a map of the territory.
Like you have a map of Japan: the map is not Japan but it helps to understand Japan and navigate through Japan so you arrive where you want to be.
So in Straightness Training, we use a lot of maps, concepts, frameworks, and models to explain things that happen in our territory – and we even use frameworks within frameworks or combine a certain set of concepts.
And all these frameworks and concepts are not designed for our horse, but for us to help us understand the way our horse thinks, feels, and behaves, so we are able to close the gap where we are and where we want to be and can achieve the results we’re looking for.
For example, in this picture, several frameworks shine through:
In Straightness Training (ST), we use three ways to develop a lateral movement. For example, if we want to develop the exercise ‘shoulder-in’, where the shoulders are more ‘in’ related to the position of the hindquarters, we can approach this exercise from three directions.
To make this more clear, imagine three circles:
🔵 a big blue circle
⚪️ a smaller white circle
🔴 an even smaller red circle.
We start using these imaginary circles like this:
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