|Peter De Cosemo
Having spent the previous two parts venting my spleen on what I see as miss guidance given to riders regarding their position, in this last part are my views on some of the directive terms given to riders while in action....
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While Iceland excitedly follows the horse tournament 'Meistaradeild' and celebrates tölt in tilt, a private meeting to discover slowness was taking place in the remote hills of Rangárþing ytra in South Iceland....
Toward the end of last year I put forward some thoughts on the vertical seat or the ‘straight line ear, shoulder, hip and heel’ business. Here are a couple more that really get in my craw…..
Ever heard anyone say that? Have you ever said it? I know I have said it in the past. Horses that pull or charge forward at their own speed are technically behind the leg.
Anyone else noticed this word gets bandied about more than naked photos of Prince Harry?
Is anyone ever going to say it’s ok NOT to have a straight line from your ear, shoulder, hip and heel?
Well the question put on the comment section re the lunging method;
“ Peter, do you never thought of having a Wells Cavesson? So simple, as used at the Spanish Riding school? “
First off well done to those that said they didn’t feel they knew enough to really pass comments! I thought you did really well, stick with your instincts.
Hundreds of books have been written on the subject. But one area which I think to some degree is neglected is the rider’s/trainer’s ability and responsibility to sit or ride in ‘neutral’ when required.