Monday, January 6, 2014

Where Is The Comfort?



One of the primary motivators for horses is comfort. They are always seeking comfort. Everything we do with our horses affects their comfort level in some way. When you are riding and simply ask your horse to turn left, you have affected his comfort level by applying pressure from your rein, bit, or leg. You have created a situation of misalignment or off-balance between you and your horse. This is a signal to your horse that you desire a change. You cannot force your horse to turn left if he does not want to, however you have made it a bit uncomfortable for him to continue on a straight line. He has learned through experience that when he feels this particular movement from you, if he turns left he will find comfort once again. Once he turns left the pressure, no matter how light, is eliminated and he is back in a position of alignment and balance between your legs and reins.
Even if you were riding bridleless and bareback you would still change something about your focus, weight and body position in order to ask for a change of direction or speed. However slight this shift in your body may be, it is felt by your horse as a small degree of discomfort which is enough for him to seek the answer to his constant question, “Where is the comfort?” Once your horse finds the correct answer to your request then your request ceases and he finds his comfort again.
It is our responsibility to always offer our horse the promise of release or comfort. The only way he knows he has done the right thing is if you give him the release he deserves. If you are constantly holding him in position and mechanically managing him into every movement then where is his reward of release and comfort? How can you ever achieve partnership and self-carriage if you never let go?
Train yourself to look for every opportunity to release your horse. You may have to almost immediately pick up your aids again to correct him in the movement but, at least, you gave him a momentary release when he deserved it. This release is vital to keeping your horse interested and engaged mentally with you. Without the release your horse develops the attitude of, “What’s the use of even trying to figure out what is being asked of me? My rider will never give me a release anyway.”
Think in terms of asking your horse to move into the promise of your release rather than thinking about him moving away from your pressure. Promise your horse that you will always release him when he is doing the right thing. By release, I mean soften and lower your hands, take your legs off and let them hang like wet towels along his sides and make sure your weight is even in your seat bones and stirrups.
Trust your horse to learn and he will want to learn. You will become partners, connected and moving together seamlessly and gracefully.


Written By: Ed Dabney
January 6, 2014

5 comments:

  1. Very nice! This is exactly how we teach our students to ride and play with their horses. Very clearly put, thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. In the 1980s within the U.K., machines embodying microprocessors grew to become widespread. These used quantity of|numerous|a selection of} features to ensure the payout was controlled within the limits of the playing legislation. The drums themselves have been driven by stepper motors, controlled by the processor and with proximity sensors monitoring the place of the drums. A "look-up desk" throughout the software program permits the www.bsjeon.net processor to know what symbols have been being displayed on the drums to the gambler.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Another slot that is well-liked in both Las Vegas casinos and online is IGT’s Da Vinci Diamonds. The recreation has an opulent, renaissance 1xbet fashion, with a lot of Da Vinci’s iconic work captured in the symbols. The 5-reel video slot boasts Tumbling Reels, which provides the potential for quite a few wins from a single spin.

    ReplyDelete
  4. CAD fashions can be saved within the stereolithography file format , a de facto CAD file format for additive manufacturing that shops knowledge based on triangulations of the surface of CAD fashions. STL is not tailored for additive manufacturing because of|as a result of} it generates large file sizes of topology optimized components and lattice structures {due to the|because of the|as a result of} large variety of surfaces concerned. A newer CAD file format, the Additive Manufacturing File format was introduced in 2011 to solve this problem. In 2005 Dr Adrian Bowyer began the RepRap project, MATERNITY VESTS an open source initiative with the objective of manufacturing a self replicating fast prototyping machine.

    ReplyDelete
  5. If you play Progressive slots and solely 10% of your wagering requirements, it's not a sensible alternative. This will make it 10x more difficult to win than 토토사이트 when you play a slot which contributes one hundred pc. Most of the UK's newest on line casino bonuses provide free spins with their enroll provide. It offers free spins on Book of Dead, in addition to a one hundred pc deposit bonus. This is a proportion that may attain up to as} one hundred pc, 200% or extra of your initial deposit amount. Some of the preferred on line casino bonuses are spread over several of} deposits.

    ReplyDelete