Exercises to Improve Your Communication: Part 1
For the past 40 years, I’ve ridden many horses in many disciplines, but everything I’ve done has many of the same crossover elements.
At the basic level, the goal for every horse and every discipline is the same: balance, steadiness, rhythm and a quiet mouth. All of that beauty comes together because of training.
I’m sharing five of my favorite exercises. They’re from the classical dressage tradition, but you’ll find them incredibly helpful whether you’re preparing for an all-around event, getting ready for a ranch riding pattern or just working on improving your communication with your horse.
Let’s start with the first one: Spirals
CLICK HERE to read Part 1 of the 4-part series by AQHA Professional Horsewoman Carla Wennberg with Abigail Boatwright for The American Quarter Horse Journal.