Before starting lateral movements with your horse, it makes sense to go over the exercises shown in Part 1. Establishing the basics is key. With the four-year-old stallion, "For Spirit", Kathrin practices a prompt halt, backward and a fluid change of rein. Does that work with your horse just as well?
The first exercise for lateral movement through the sidewards work is yielding on a volte. "I imagine the face of a clock, I'm in the middle where the arms join and the horse steps around me". Your horse should learn when asked with only a small aid to yield through the shoulder and bend the hindlegs more easily.
The lateral movements are super important. Kathrin Roida shows us very exact aids and explains what we need to watch out for when doing this sidewards work. What tempo should we ask for? Why is it simply moving sideways not enough and how do we achieve the correct stretching of the muscles? Introduce the correct yielding step by step.
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