Is Your Free Walk Really FREE? And Do You Make Good Use Of It?
Let's talk about WHY we ride our horses in the movement known as the free walk. Is it just because this is a movement that appears in our Dressage tests, many times even with a double coefficient?? Or are there important reasons we should be asking our horses to perform a quality free walk in our daily riding, even when there is no judge watching?
When schooling, do you mostly only ride in a free walk when you want to take a break from work, maybe while chatting with your friends, or discussing what you just did with your trainer? Or do you have a plan to actually USE the free walk to improve your horse's mental state and to encourage better use of his entire body??
Read on to learn and see (through a video example) how to make the free walk movement a much more USEFUL tool for you and your horse!