What I can do is to share with you our journey, as happy amateurs on an island with no riding instructors, on untrained horses, how we connected under saddle.
I think it is only nice to ride a horse if the horse would like to ride with you. Here are some videos how we started our horses under saddle. This has been a beautiful journey and it has worked well with three of my horses. One thing is to start a horse under saddle, another thing is to train the horse to carry a rider and perhaps most important is to train the rider. Becoming a good rider is not easy and takes a lot of guided practice.
The rider needs great balance, focus, body awareness, patience, strength and flexibility. If you like to be a good ride for your horse, it’s important that you take the time and dicipline to get fitfor it.
Here are some videos from our journey connecting under saddle – you are welcome join us for the next chapters.
Kind regards Stina
Chapter 1 – Visualization
Chapter 5 – From the beginning with Elena
Chapter 7 – Preparing to Sit Up
Chapter 11 – Balance with Elena
Chapter 12 – Game with Elena
Chapter 14 – Starting Jack
Chapter 21 – Trail Training Elena
Chapter 25 – Elena’s first Trail Ride
Chapter 27 – Trail Training Jack
Chapter 28 – Trail Training Darling
Chapter 30 – Another Kind of Ride
Chapter 31 – in the making…..