Great topics everyone, and a good topic for the chat. Not sure if we will be on air when its on, if we have wifi ill be there! It will be lunch time in Germany!
Great topic Luna, foals are just delicious aren't they! We can be so tempted and keen to get in and get stuff done with them. Have a look at the horse training time line and you will see as much as you need to do right from when the foal is born... We basically let mum do it all! It will def be a good topic of conversation for you and your friend...
Hey Denise, of course, shane is spot on.... With the layering effect of the way we introduce skills to our horse means that we are actually, over time, are developing everything that we need to, and when the time comes to try fly changes, wether it be with lengthened stride or elevated strides, they are there. Whilst working with Shane and other horse trainers in Cobar in March this year, when looked at what we would do to help each horse out, and every horse we the things we looked at ultimately helped with developing this. Having just finished L3 and spending time on the Hind Quarter Control homework card, I definitely know that emotional fitness is one of the most important things to develop. Maybe start a post specifically for this post on the forum if you would like to discuss it further and find out more about it, it comes up quite a bit and if it had its own thread for people to follow that could be handy.