Forward First!




So often I hear riders talking about trying to achieve collection, or even simply a "round frame" with their horses - yet the horse is not traveling with energy behind, or thinking forward. Any attempt to balance or collect your horse before you have truly created energy in the hind legs will likely be met with resistance. At the very least, you will be unsuccessful. By definition, you are riding from front to back - which will never result in a real connection or throughness in the horse's body. 

Since the only way to truly improve the horse's balance is to...