current in the river
Cord work is a great way to improve the horse’s top line. Without the burden of the rider’s weight, the horse can easily find a rhythmic, relaxed and balanced way of moving. The circle naturally encourages a deeper step toward the horse’s center of gravity with the inner hind leg, causing a cyclic action of the muscle ring. But the effectiveness of the cord work, of course, depends on the skills of the cord, who works with the horse. Allowing a horse to rush with a reverse order, littered with a nape, a fallen shoulder or backside is a futile and often also harmful exercise for the horse. Continue reading
In this article, I want to share tips that will allow you to enjoy a safe swim with your horse.
1. Learn about the features of the reservoir in which you plan to swim. This factor is perhaps the most important from the point of view of safety when swimming with a horse. If you do not know what awaits you, then draw to get injured and put the horse at risk. You should know about the features of the shore, bottom (whether there are holes under water, what the bottom is (silt, sand, rocky), about the properties of the current. Continue reading