Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gaited Horse Connected Riding Clinic


This video is of a lesson in Oct 2008 with Connected Riding instructor Diane Sept at a clinic in Eugene Oregon. This was a super fun lesson with lots of different exercises and transitions to different gaits. My 11 year old Tennessee Walking horse "Radar" is naturally (multi) gaited (barefoot), but he has poor front end conformation (toes out). He is loose and shakes/nods at the walk, which can jiggle me right out of position. When I am riding correctly his best (fluid & smooth) gaits are the flatwalk and runwalk. He has been offering to trot lately. In this lesson we worked on transitioning him to gait by getting lighter, instead of getting after him.

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