If we get problems when training our horses or the horse get lameness issues, you can not help thinking that something might be wrong with the way you ride and train your horse. Or, at least, I think about it. And in fact, in most cases there is something wrong.
There are some areas on the horse where it is very clear to see if the training is in order.
One of the places is the area just behind the shoulders. What you typically will see with the riding horses are depressions/holes, actually right where the front pillows of the saddle rest. For many, it has become quite normal that horses have these holes just behind their shoulders.
The other thing we often see is the barrel-shaped horses without wither and without any grooves anywhere. This is most often seen on young horses, overweight horses or the heavier breeds and some ponies. Typically, these horses are not worked very much.
It is, for example, that if the horse is working correctly, the wither will grow up between the shoulders so that the horse starts to look higher in front. This does not mean, however, that the wither is beginning to be narrow. The wither should appear strong and wide.
Art2Ride has gained many more followers over the recent years, which is amazing. Several people have realized the benefits with this way of training their horses. Unfortunately, more followers also mean that more critics are beginning to keep an eye on us.
I've seen pictures comparing a horse that stretches all the way to the ground with a horse that is being ridden in roll kur, under the heading "why go from one evil to another".
In my world one can not force a horse to be in a deep position with the head in front of the vertical. If the horse work in a long, low, forward frame, the reins will have to be very long. The horse will therefor at any time be able to lift its head before the rider can react with the reins. With roll kur, the horse is ridden behind the vertical with a short rein. That is, if it tries to lift its head, it will meet resistance from the reins. I can not see the comparison.
Hello my Name Is Linda.
I'm living on the island Møn, with my husband Palle and our 4 horses.
I am approved Art2Ride trainer and on my blog I will write about this training. I will illustrate this with my husbands amazing pictures and videos.
Hope you will find the page interesting, enjoy.