A Test to See If Your Horse is in LATERAL Self Carriage
Self carriage of the horse is one of the most important goals in dressage. When the horse is in self carriage it is balanced independently of its rider, not using the rider's hand or leg for support in any way. How do you KNOW if your horse is in self carriage?? You should be testing him often throughout your work! (Read all about the traditional test for self carriage here.)
In this article, you will find an exercise to make sure that your horse is in lateral self carriage, which is a very important (yet rarely discussed) aspect of self carriage. This exercise is suitable for horses and riders at all levels. But lower level riders need it the most, as they are often unknowingly struggling with this very issue! Read on to learn all about it!