Have you ever asked these questions?
How do I ask for the collection?
What do I need to do with my hands and body (aids)?
What do I need to do to prepare/condition my horse to be able to perform it?
Do you wonder where to begin?
Do you dream of increasing your communication skills with your horse?
Have you heard that collection can make your horses gaits smoother to ride? (yep, it's true!)
Do leg yields, side passing, half pass and lead changes seem unattainable or just out of reach?
In this course, Stacy Westfall will show you that it IS possible.
Mastery of the basics creates success.
Using her step by step approach, Stacy will show you techniques, patterns and exercises she uses to improve communication, develop collection. These techniques are shown at the walk, trot and canter.
"But I could never..."
Sometimes the idea of teaching something like collection can seem out of reach to many riders. This is because collection is often discussed in relation to advanced maneuvers like a lead change.
While high level movements like a lead change require collection, collection is taught at the walk and trot.
It is attainable.
You can teach this at home.
This course builds on the concepts and patterns taught in Stacy's steering course.
And while the course does include how to teach flying lead changes, the true magic is in the exercises that are performed at the walk and trot.
The lead change section of the course clearly demonstrates how the same exercises trained at the walk and trot are then used to create a flying lead change.
Whether you plan to change the lead change, or a simply looking improve your horses responsiveness and movement, it all begins with you understanding the system of communication needed.
"But I've never..."
In this course you will watch a rider, Colleen, as she learns these techniques and patterns for the first time.
Colleen had never trained a horse to do lead changes.
Her horse Fiona had never done flying lead changes.
During this course you will watch Colleen teach Fiona to change leads!
Colleen is proof that if you want to learn something, you seek the knowledge, and you are willing to put in the time…you can do it.
What are you waiting for?