Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind

Ep. 40 What the half halt isn’t.

January 24, 2021 Mary Wanless BHSI BSc
Ep. 40 What the half halt isn’t.
Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
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Mary Wanless - Ride With Your Mind
Ep. 40 What the half halt isn’t.
Jan 24, 2021
Mary Wanless BHSI BSc

It isn’t riding in ‘mistake prevention mode’ and keeping the horse’s head down by whatever means. But it is the ‘human trump card’ in the ‘got it/lost it’ game that each rider learns (we hope) to play with her horse. This concept suggests a viable ‘it’ that the rider wants to get back to - but this is not a foregone conclusion. This involves water going through the horse’s hoses (from his hind legs over his top line) without being dissipated, deadened or deviated, and a rider who does not fall into the traps of leaning back, growing tall, lifting her chest, pushing in her stirrups and pulling on the reins - in short ‘water-skiing’ and encouraging the horse to be her ‘motor boat’.

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It isn’t riding in ‘mistake prevention mode’ and keeping the horse’s head down by whatever means. But it is the ‘human trump card’ in the ‘got it/lost it’ game that each rider learns (we hope) to play with her horse. This concept suggests a viable ‘it’ that the rider wants to get back to - but this is not a foregone conclusion. This involves water going through the horse’s hoses (from his hind legs over his top line) without being dissipated, deadened or deviated, and a rider who does not fall into the traps of leaning back, growing tall, lifting her chest, pushing in her stirrups and pulling on the reins - in short ‘water-skiing’ and encouraging the horse to be her ‘motor boat’.