Deep in Snow

There was the perfect amount and perfect quality of snow in the big pen to practice lateral work with ChoCho. I asked him to stretch deep across his quarters, to really make strong lateral moves. I rode on loose reins, trying instead to use my hips and orientation to cue the lateral.

The Rider Has No Right to the Horse’s Head

Karen Rohlf at Dressage Naturally ( has a wonderful youtube video that demonstrates natural balance and head carriage in different types of liberty and riding play. I found her site to be wonderfully instructive.