I was having trouble with the shoulder in. Coach Belinda Trussell recognized what the problem was. “You are using too much inside rein. Try using both reins and neck rein him like a Western horse.”
I did that but the inside are was still too dominant so I took my whip and held it horizontally across Biasini’s neck with both hands. This way both my hands would have to work in unison. It came to me from a distant memory of time spent on the lunge line with no stirrups and no reins. It worked so I put my whip back in one hand. Did it work? Yes it did . Here is video proof.
You may notice I am wearing a red mask. It is made by Under Armor and is designed to be worn during exercise. The indoor arena is now closed for the winter and is truly an “indoor” space. We are not required to wear masks in the arena but I am comfortable with this mask so I am wearing it.
- Featured image (C) Connie Gee