Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Riding Bareback & with a Neck Rope 2018-12-11T00:00:00+01:00

When riding without a saddle, you need maximum stability but enough flexibility to not block the movement of the horse. Linda will show you the sitting differences when riding with or without a saddle and how it helps you ride harmonically.

If you are considering riding with a neck rope you first need to make sure that your horse listens to the rider's aids and responds correctly to your basic requests. The ability to stop and turn is crucial for your safety and should be a prerequisite for taking the bridle off.

Linda Tellington-Jones recommends using a long dressage whip for giving the horse fine signals. You will see the difference in the way aids are applied when riding with a bridle or saddle and how to integrate this into your training progressively.


You will learn in this video:

  • A step by step approach to riding safely with a neck rope
  • The correct position of the neck rope
  • How to sit correctly when riding bareback
  • Teaching your horse the rein back with the neck rope

Linda Tellington-Jones

Linda Tellington-Jones is known worldwide as a horse trainer. She has developed effective, versatile and gentle methods, called the TTouch, that positively change the health and behavior of the horse. Her goals are to use gentle touches to build trust and confidence so that we can communicate and learn better together.

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