SOMETIMES YOU speak to riders that are on another level then you are. And it can be frustrating:) The reason is, a rider normally goes down the development line below, and it can be tricky to understand each other when on different levels of awareness:
1. The rider is unaware of their lacking skills of riding. (For instance, they are unaware they put more weight on their left seat bone then on the right when riding on a straight line.) This is some of the most confident riders:)
2. The rider is aware of their lacking skills of riding. (For instance, they know they put more weight on the left seat bone then on the right when riding on a straight line, but have a hard time to master and correct it.) A humble rider.
3. The rider is aware of their skills of riding (They know they put equally amount of weight on both seat bones when riding on a straight line.) This rider is normally riding for a high-level trainer on a regular basis, and might be on a chiropractor or yoga routine as well (I can recommend it!).
4. The rider is unaware of their skills of riding. (This rider is so competent they no longer have to think about how to ride.) This rider is often lacking understanding for the lower level rider:)
Where you are doesn’t matter, just be humble for other levels of riders.
Happy weekend everyone!
Photo by Frog & Field from Spring Hill Dressage with Equestrian Stockholm last autumn.