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Longeing in Balance Part 2
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Longeing in Balance Part 2
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Longeing in Balance Part 2
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Bending for Straightness
Longeing in Balance Part 2
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Bending for Straightness
Longeing in Balance Part 2
Now, waggle gently and start
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Longeing in Balance Part 2
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From Desert Horse Equestrian Services' Virtual Lesson series, Longeing in Balance Lesson 2: Bending for Straightness
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Desert Horse Equestrian Services Virtual Lesson Series You're watching a preview of this lesson: Bending for Straightness Longeing in Balance Part 2 www.deserthorseinc.com
  • 2. Bending for Straightness Longeing in Balance Part 2 First, connect with the horse by gently hooking two or three fingers down through the noseband just in front of the “T” formed by the cheekpiece.
  • 3. Bending for Straightness Longeing in Balance Part 2 Then, standing so that you can easily see the horse’s hindquarters, gently waggle the horse’s head left and right of the centerline, watching to see the top of his croup also moves back and forth.
  • 4. Bending for Straightness Longeing in Balance Part 2 Next, take up a position on the left side of your horse at about the middle of his neck, facing forward. From the waist up, turn your torso left, orienting your back toward his shoulder while keeping a light connection with the noseband and slightly lifting your right elbow so your arm creates a shallow arc.
  • 5. Bending for Straightness Longeing in Balance Part 2 Note your horse’s reaction. If your release efforts have worked, he’ll relax at the throatlatch so his nose turns slightly left, while his neck and shoulder release to move slightly away from you. He should weight his right foreleg, preparing to step forward with his left fore.
  • 6. Bending for Straightness Longeing in Balance Part 2 Now, waggle gently and start walking a large circle. You’ll have to step across with your left leg, crossing over the midline of your track just like you want your horse to do.
  • 7. Bending for Straightness Longeing in Balance Part 2 Your right foot is the stabilizer for this effort, just like your horse’s right hind stabilizes him as he steps through with his left.
  • 8. Bending for Straightness Longeing in Balance Part 2 Keep your torso turned toward the middle of the circle you’re walking and continue to cross over each step while sending your horse’s nose around toward his tail.
  • 9. Desert Horse Equestrian Services Virtual Lesson Series To download the full version of this step-by-step lesson, which includes more than 35 illustrated instructions to help your horse achieve better balance, go to www.deserthorseinc.com and purchase Bending for Straightness Longeing in Balance Part 2

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