TEN IMPORTANT MAXIMS TO REMEMBER WHEN ASTRIDE A HORSE

  1. DON’T LET YOUR HANDS OVERRIDE YOUR LEGS
  2. KEEP THE HORSE’S MIND AND FEET IN THE SAME ARENA
  3. RIDE “IN” AND “WITH” THE HORSE JUST DON’T SIT ON THE SADDLE
  4. NEVER ABANDON YOUR POSITION IN THE SADDLE BECAUSE THE HORSE IS ALWAYS SEARCHING FOR YOUR WEAKNESSES SO HE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM
  5. YOU MUST OWN THE RIDE AND RIDE EVERY STRIDE OR ELSE THE HORSE WILL TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE
  6. RIDE YOUR HORSE BETWEEN YOUR HANDS AND YOUR LEGS
  7. RIDE BOTH SIDES OF THE HORSE
  8. THE HORSE’S RESPONSE TO THE RIDER’S AIDS MUST BE IMMEDIATE – THIS IS NOT NEGOTIABLE
  9. ADJUSTMENTS TO ANY UNREQUESTED MOVEMENTS OF THE HORSE NEED TO BE MADE AT THE MOMENT OF OCCURANCE
  10. ALWAYS RIDE THE OUTSIDE OF THE HORSE AROUND THE INSIDE OF THE HORSE WITH FORWARDNESS AND ENERGY, AND DRIVE FROM THE HINDQUARTERS
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