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Body Control Under Saddle – Bowdoinham, Maine
August 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Our Body Control Clinics help riders successfully transition from the ground to quite difficult body movements under saddle, while maintaining a well minded balanced and soft horse, that will be obedient to both the riders’ aids and cues. We start the clinic on the ground with the horse saddled and bridled and cover 5 major exercises that address the steering (direction) of the horse and motion (movements) of the horse. This is to give the rider skills and confidence to help work through whatever it is that they may find in a ridden situation. We then focus on the horses’ softness in the bridle and obedience to the riders’ legs. This helps us further develop our horses in both lateral movements and body control. All these exercises will physically and mentally prepare the horse for more difficult movements and maneuvers.