Classically Gaited

How do you see your horse?

Our lesson was really awesome! the body awareness you taught me seems to be what Blaze and I needed to progress. I was able to apply it yesterday at home and Brian said he has never seen Blaze move so well.

Brian’s head was really on fire Saturday, so I rode Jasper yesterday and got a few nice transitions to flatwalk with him. He also offered a trot and didn’t buck! This is all very exciting. I am becoming the rider I have always wanted to be.

Diane – Severn, MD

Thanks for the feedback Diane!

Diane on Jasper the Tennessee Walker

You and Brian are great examples of how well gaited horses can go in snaffle bits and how good fundamentals work on all breeds of horses. Well done. – Kirsten

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  1. Diane Ayers says:

    I really like the idea of “Classically Gaited” horses. It sounds really cool, but the experience of riding a classically gaited horse is really extraordinary. My horses are more than just really smooth now, they are sensitive, responsive, strong and balanced, really a joy to ride. I have achieved that close connection they talk about in books, the connection I have always wanted. And it just keeps getting better. Thanks, Kirsten.

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Equine Imbalance

...."Many problems (of the horse) can be caused by unbalanced patterns of tension in the body"........
....."Uneven tension will often result in uneven body use, difficulty carrying a saddle and rider, stiffness generally 'through the back' or the body as a whole, behavioural problems etc..... " Gavin Scofield D.O.
Founder of Equine Postural Training &
Official Osteopath for the British Endurance team

Acknowledgements

Photos Contributed by:
Jim McCleary - McCleary Photography
Christianne Gentile - True by Christianne
Sarah Wengernuk - Essence Photography

Quote Of The Day

The rider must know his horse physically as well as mentally. He should have not only a thorough knowledge of the horse’s anatomy and of the functions of his joints and muscles but also be able to understand his feeling and anticipate his reactions
~Alois Podhajsky