EVERY ATHLETE and every dancer loosens up his muscles before starting to work. And oh how important this is for the horse, which in all his movements and actions must not only bend to the will of anpther living creature but also carry him. As the sculptor’s clay must be soft before he starts to shape it, so must the horse be relaxed both in body and mind before he is ready to be trained by his rider.
Kind reminder to tick of suppleness before you ask for harder work/contact/impulsion/collection!
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