Keeping our horses at home on our own property is a dream come true.
Now when we arrived at our new place in Portugal in 2017, there were no stalls or boxes, so we could decide what to do:
Last month, El Blanco passed away at the age of 18 years old. 💕🦄💕
After a few weeks filled with groundwork and longeing with Romanesque, I started to combine it with work in hand.
And gradually, over the last couple of weeks, we’re progressing from doing the sequence in walk, in trot, and now also in the canter.
Of course, there’s a lot to ‘polish’ and refine, but again, the mind didn’t forget what it learned.
Therefore, the mind is not the limiting factor at the moment, it’s more the body that has to grow stronger and get more flexible so it will be more mobile, and that just takes time.
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After a couple of weeks of groundwork and longeing, we did an observing session at liberty:
Now when it comes to self-carriage, we need it both in body and mind.
And it’s a bit the chicken and the egg, what is needed first?
Well, it doesn’t matter what came first, we need both!
Now with is self-carriage in the mind exactly?
After 10 months being ‘out’ of the game, Maestro and Toronto are back in:
But their ‘mental’ game is strong at the moment!
So we did some groundwork and longeing in the last couple of weeks.
And this is an impression of the very first duo-liberty session in the new riding arena:
Now it’s always interesting to see that, what a horse knows, he knows: Read More..