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.
From 1 to 5 September 2017 the ST Instructors from the Netherlands, UK, Germany, US, Brazil and South Africa came to the Netherlands for the exclusive ST Instructor Clinic.
Special focus in this clinic was on ST at liberty and riding with two sticks for the simple reason to get our horses in the highest mental state possible, where they are not only willing to meet our requests, but also taking responsibility for the actual behavior.
Zaneta Georgiades ST Instructor from South Africa came already a bit earlier to the Netherlands for a meeting about the ST Evaluation Program, and in this video you’ll see Zaneta for the very first time riding brideless with my horse Romanesque:
This is my horse Romanesque in the canter pirouette and I ask it from the ‘groundwork’ position, that’s when you are positioned on the horse’s concave side, then the horse will be cantering towards you.
You can also do the canter pirouette when you are positioned on the convex side of the horse, then the horse will turn away from you. I will make a video of that soon 😉