“Over the back” How can we achieve this?

At the start of this week Belinda Trussell rode Biasini. She had him looking very good in the trot work.

Then she asked for some passage. I was interested to see that she would ask for passage and then go to posting trot and encourage Biasini to lower his head and neck. Here is a short video and you can see a couple of these transitions.

I asked Belinda about these transitions and she told me that when she would ask for the passage Biasini would lower his hind end in a sort of squat and get tight in his back and neck. When she felt this she would post the trot for a few strides to free up his back and lower his head and neck to relax him . Then, when she would feel him come up and over his back, she could ask for passage again.

So that is it . If I feel the horse’s back is not up under me don’t just keep banging on. Encourage the horse to relax and then try again .

6 Comments Add yours

  1. J.W.S. says:

    The horse…and all of us…need to relax.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      You got that right!😀

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  2. David says:

    You learned a Coach Belinda secret. 🙂 🐴🐎

    Liked by 1 person

    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes. Belinda s pretty generous in sharing her secrets. Thanks for commenting David.

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  3. Neal Saye says:

    A great lesson for us all to remember.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      It’s interesting how often something learned on a horse can be applied to life in general. Thanks for commenting Neal

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