It was so great to see Milan and Charlotte again
Charlotte has been doing a2r training for quite some time, but like some of us who have been training a2r, she felt that there were some things that did not get better. Milan has no problems with stretching and Charlotte has worked a lot on getting more momentum and getting Milan under way.
Here is a video where I do work in hand with Regitse. I comment on it in English, but as this is pretty hard for me, I never get to mention it all. Therefore, you get a description of what I do and why I do it.
I would like to tell you when I use work in hand and for what reason
When autumn and thus the rain comes, I can have periods where I only work the horses in walk. The arena can simply get too wet to do much more than walk work. Then I often do work in hand with the horses.
I also work the horses in hand if I'd like to have trained all four horses, but don't have that much time. It's quick to put on a bridle and then go out and get them to work over their back for 4-10 minutes.
walk work is extremely important in getting the horse to develop properly. Unfortunately, it is often the walk work that is done least out of, although it should be the gait one initially used most.
Many will experience when they start training their horses according to Art2Ride, that the horse is faster to stretch in trot compared to what it does in walk. So many of us are not working our horses enough in walk to start with, as we really should. I think most of us who train according to Art2Ride have made this mistake.
After the constant rain of 24, the ride today was pretty wet. I therefore decided to train only the horses. I love to skid them, which gives me the opportunity to work with the details both of myself and the horses. Today, I focused a lot on sensing when I got the correct contact to the horse's mouth. Because it's not just a matter of how much weight is on the belt, it's more about the sense it gives when the horse works properly from behind.