• Jenny Gardner

Everything is relative

Last week we reviewed the relationship between the different lateral movements. It became clear that many of them hold the same shape, sometimes the only difference is the line of travel and how you’re positioned in relation to the track. No wonder we feel lost at times! To move seamlessly from one movement to another, often the main difference is the position of your hips and the interaction between the yielding leg and the regulating/guarding leg. This week I’m trying to further illustrate the similarities and the differences, meet our equine stand-in Mr Noodle.

When you imagine the different shapes of the lateral movements, imagine sliding the pool noodle, or your horse, to a different place of the arc of the circle.

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