The aim of training: A confident, relaxed and happy horse and rider. without the relaxation and confidence, progressing up the levels becomes very hard. No horse or rider should ever dread a training session!
Elimination of stiffness and tension in both rider and horse.
The better the rider, the better the horse will go.
The rider needs to train him/herself to be as comfortable as possible for the horse to carry.
MOST PROBLEMS COME FROM THE RIDER!!!
Photo by Katie Mortimore.