WHAT DOES GOOD BALANCE LOOK LIKE?
Balance is linked to rhythm. To help your horse develop balance, ask him to step under the centre of his belly with his hindlegs. When he does this, he’ll lift his back and start carrying more weight on his hind feet and less weight on his front. Once you achieve this, he’ll become more balanced. With correct and progressive training, you can develop your horse’s rhythm and balance. Once these are in place, you’ll find it much easier to ride school movements and ask for medium paces. Turn the page for exercises to get you and your horse on your way.