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The Secrets to Good Hands

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What are the ingredients of good hands?

The Secrets to Good Hands

Combination of Many Things.......
Soft, giving frequently to the horse...
Supple, feeling frequently the horse's mouth...
Firm on the reins...
Demanding, always asking more of the horse...
Give and take equally on the horse's mouth...
Talk to the horse, communicate through the reins...
Soft, tickle the horse's mouth in giving direction...
Quiet...
Versatile, always changing and adjusting to the moment...
Flexible, bending with the motion of the front end...
steady on the mouth...
Quick to change as necessary in a moment on the mouth...
Patient, waiting for the horse to respond...
Are the greatest asset in riding...
Are the development into a gift to a horse...
Are earned through hard work and lots of patience.

   

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