This new book will discuss how our horses balance when they perform with a rider on their back.
Jobs that I have done in my life have allowed me to watch many many video's of performance horses. While watching those video's both in slow and supper slow motion I have saw a huge difference between how the few great horses perform and the rest of the horses perform.
That difference does not come from training or breeding as much as it is BALANCE.
The horses that we refer to as naturally talented have a certain balance
that they use with a rider on their back.
My book "Training the Unnatural Horse" looks at ways to develop that different balance in other horses.
Here is an excerpt from the book that talks about maneuvers verse balance.
often in the horse industry, we depend on horses to develop their
balance for a maneuver as we practice the maneuver.
DYR and the PHD progression focus on
developing the horse’s balance so the maneuvers are easy.
approach can take more time, depending on the horse’s mental and
physical ability, and often, the time to develop a horse’s balance
and keep them willing is too much to justify paying a trainer to do.
That is why DYR and PHD focus more on the Do it yourself approach and we have had great success.