How to Identify if the Horse's Back is Locked or Engaged. In The Horse's Back I talk about the importance of the horse's back for correct health and training. Here I am discussing the symptoms which allow us to recognise if the horse is using his back correctly or not. If the horse's back is locked he is not using his back. Negative Symptoms First, the negatives, which show that he is not using his back. Check his muscular development when viewed without a saddle. Does your horse: … [Read more...] about Is the Horse’s Back Locked or Engaged?
The Horse's Back
I am talking about the horse’s back from a practical perspective. The horse's back is the truss that joins all the foundations and thus supports the whole structure. From a physical standpoint, if the horse does not engage his back correctly; he will break down, eventually. Having his back engaged you will assist him in his youthening programme. I remember Nuno telling me that an Australian rider/teacher had asked Nuno to give him a certificate and Nuno had declined and his reply was: … [Read more...] about The Horse’s Back from a Practical Perspective