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Old 01-25-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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"My goal for this project was not meant as instruction to others, but as an experiment for myself and a teaching tool for myself. I wanted to see if I could ride and teach a horse the movements and maneuvers of a working stock horse, with the classical idea of straightness. I wanted the emphasis to be on developing a straight horse right from the start, in a hackamore, one handed, or as close to one handed as possible, as if she were a finished bridle horse. I also wanted to experiment with establishing cues from the action of the reins themselves.
In the process, I wanted to find which flexions and use of the legs and seat are absolutely necessary to achieve this, and which actions are unnecessary and irrelevant. I wanted to do this with minimum of equipment, without stress to the horse, without unnecessary corrections, and without tiring the horse excessively. If I could just sit still in the middle of a horse, and try to arrange what is happening underneath me in the most minimal way, for the most optimum results. I am not sure I have achieved this, as it is a work in progress.
The other idea I had was to see what the difference between using the snaffle and hackamore was. To see what things I thought a snaffle would be better for, and why I thought I couldnít do the same with a hackamore.
So it is an ongoing lesson to myself, using video to check the progress, and examine my own short comings as a rider and a trainer."
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:32 PM   #2
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"So it is an ongoing lesson to myself, using video to check the progress, and examine my own short comings ...."

What short comings?
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:47 AM   #3
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Really great stuff, Jimmy. I've enjoyed following this project a lot, and I'm amazed at what you've got working for you in such a short amount of time. There are many things I'll be thinking about from this video as I continue to ride in the hackamore.

Thank you.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:59 PM   #4
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"My goal for this project was not meant as instruction to others, but as an experiment for myself and a teaching tool for myself. I wanted to see if I could ride and teach a horse the movements and maneuvers of a working stock horse, with the classical idea of straightness. I wanted the emphasis to be on developing a straight horse right from the start, in a hackamore, one handed, or as close to one handed as possible, as if she were a finished bridle horse. I also wanted to experiment with establishing cues from the action of the reins themselves.
In the process, I wanted to find which flexions and use of the legs and seat are absolutely necessary to achieve this, and which actions are unnecessary and irrelevant. I wanted to do this with minimum of equipment, without stress to the horse, without unnecessary corrections, and without tiring the horse excessively. If I could just sit still in the middle of a horse, and try to arrange what is happening underneath me in the most minimal way, for the most optimum results. I am not sure I have achieved this, as it is a work in progress.
The other idea I had was to see what the difference between using the snaffle and hackamore was. To see what things I thought a snaffle would be better for, and why I thought I couldnít do the same with a hackamore.
So it is an ongoing lesson to myself, using video to check the progress, and examine my own short comings as a rider and a trainer."
A sensibilidade esta em sua mente e suas m„os!
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:27 PM   #5
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Thanks! This is a great video and I watch it weekly. I have just posted on another thread and hope to hear your thoughts if you have a chance. Thanks again.
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