Sometimes the training of your horse doesn’t turn out as you’ve expected.
Your plan doesn’t equal reality.
Then it is easy just to quit, give up and ignore the hard work you have put into your horses’ schooling.
But you could think of a ‘setback’ like this:
When people start doing Straightness Training some of the most frequently asked questions are:
- Can I mix Straightness Training with (other types of) riding?
- What if I do jumping/ eventing/ hacking out/ classical equitation/ western / natural horsemanship/…. is Straightness Training something I do alongside this?
- While I build up the exercises from the ground, what do you suggest about riding my horse in the meantime?
- Or do I need to give up what I LOVE?
Click here for the answer:
How to Mix Straightness Training with Other Types of Riding >>
A lot of riders school the leg-yield as an exercise and as a regular part of their training programs.
Now in Straightness Training we do teach the horse to yield for the leg of the rider, but we don’t use leg-yielding as an exercise, we don’t use this particular exercise in our training, and this article will tell you why, but first of all…
The muscles in a horses’ neck must be strong and thick on top, not underneath.
An ‘underneck’ is difficult to correct once the horse has developped such carriage.
Straightness training can be used to prevent or to correct an underneck.