Thursday, June 11, 2009

transitions

Working on transitions today and will be for the forseable future, LOL. Upwards great, keeping soft etc downwards are not so great...I'll be trying some new ideas over the next few days. Big bonus that I have FINALLY got some length in my right leg, it complains a bit to start but then gives in, YAY.

6 comments:

Kate said...

For me the big revelation about downwards transitions is that they are about moving forward into a new gait, not about slowing the motion - essentially I have learned that it's about changing the rhythm, not changing the impulsion. That whole way of thinking made a big difference to me. Love your blog - your horse is so beautiful!

Cabruze said...

Look forward to hearing about your ideas and results!

Di said...

Looking forward to checking out your "new ideas" tomorrow.

epona said...

Hmmmmm - im having parallell schooling issues!! EXACTLY what I have been working on too! will be interested in your ideas :-)

Finally the penny dropped with the phrase 'forwards into walk' DOH!

Good post Kate ;-)

Claire said...

i'm with the others... once you get your head round it, it makes such a difference...

trudi said...

heehee, we don't have a problem with *forwards* into any transitions.Standing still on the other hand *whistles....*