Now about this ‘training’, it was not really about ‘teaching’ or ‘optimizing’ quality, but an ‘observational’ training, to observe their body, mind, heart and soul and their opinion about the new working environment.
ST Instructor Meg Brauch and ST Mastery Student Carolyn McEvitt made it into the magazine ‘Dressage Today‘ this month in an article about online training. Last year Meg and Carolyn were interviewed by this American magazine for the online Mastery Program.
Prince Elmelund even has a photo with Marijke and Meg from the 2014 ST Live Event in Amsterdam!
At the moment I am teaching Prince Elmelund collection on the longe line.
This is still ‘work in progress’ but he’s getting better and better.
In our communication I have to wait a little until he’s mentally seen really ready to collect, and sometimes it’s better to go a little bit more forward again first, before going to the utmost possible physical collection to avoid disturbance of the rhythm and to avoid getting too much weight on the front legs.
So by asking him gradually to collect, he’s giving the best possible performance in collection.