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MANIPULATION OF THE HORSE'S HEAD

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Do you want to know when I started to make the biggest progress in my riding? When I stopped to manipulate the horse's head.

I had already heard quite often that, in classical dressage, the hind legs of the horse are educated and the head is left mostly alone. I had heard it and it made sense. But somehow I just couldn't stop fiddling with the reins all the time. After all, the head has to go down, doesn't it?

Only when I started with the academic art of riding did I really understand why I should leave my horse's head in peace. The horse's head position is a direct result of how its hind legs and hip work. If the horse steps under the point of weight with the inside hind leg, and the inside hip comes forward and down. The spine will pass on that rotation into the rib cage, which will rotate more down on the inside, and then to the neck, which will automatically bend in the correct way and also place the skull of the horse accordingly. Nothing else is needed. When our horse is stiff in the neck or shortens the upper line, we didn't do our homework and didn't ask the hind legs to step in the center of mass. What we feel in our hand is the past! It has happened (or rather not happened) in the hind legs and hips. So can you change the past? Well, obviously that's a stupid question ;)

Of course we can pull down the head somehow. Sure. We see it all the time. But what happens then?
The horse falls on the shoulder. Its neck might be round, but observe the front legs: how far do they reach under the horse's mass? Often, they reach far behind where the rider sits. And this is where the hind legs should be! Otherwise our horse is carrying us with his shoulders and front legs, and we already know that the horse anyway has a good 2/3 of its weight in the front. We don't want to add to that and risk injuries of the front legs and hooves. Well, mostly the horse's preferred front leg, because they are handed and prefer one front leg over the other, just like us. Riders who want to pull the horse's head down manually with the reins can often be seen to lean quite far forward in their seat, trying to animate the horse to stretch. Which brings even more weight to the front.

Then observe the hind legs: If the front legs reach far under the horse, there is no place for hind legs! So they are stepping quite short or pushing backwards-out. In this way, we train our horse's PUSH, not the carrying!!! The more we bring our horse on the shoulder by trying to pull the head down, the more we train push and the heavier the horse becomes in our hands. Another result is, that the horse is kicking itself in the front legs with the hind legs and needs protectors against that.

The weight we feel in our hand then is our horse being stuck on the shoulder. Even if the head is low and round, that is not collection! In collection, the horse is light in the hand. Like a feather. Because it carries its own head, neck and chest FROM THE HIND. If you have weight in your hand, your horse is not truly collected.

So let's be brave, let's leave your horses' heads alone, and let's educate the hind legs. We can help our horse with bending from the inside CAVESSON rein in the beginning, always in connection with bending from the inside seat and leg. Leave the outside rein long and relaxed to allow for bending. Don't forget to give with your hand and let your horse stretch its neck. Then the stretching forward-down will come by itself, when the horse finds the point of mass with the inside hind leg.

MANIPULOWANIE GŁOWĄ KONIA

Czy chcesz się dowiedzieć kiedy zaczęłam robić największe postępy w moim jeździectwie? Kiedy przestałam manipulować głową konia.

Słyszałam dość często, że w klasycznym ujeżdżeniu, edukuje się zadnie nogi konia, pozostawiając zazwyczaj jego głowę w spokoju. Słyszałam to i miało to dla mnie sens. Jednak jakoś nie mogłam się oprzeć, żeby cały czas nie bawić się wodzami. W końcu, głowa musi być nisko, czyż nie?

Dopiero gdy zaczęłam szkolenie wg. academic art of riding zrozumiałam naprawdę dlaczego powinnam zostawić głowę mojego konia w spokoju. Pozycja głowy konia jest bezpośrednim wynikiem pracy zadnich nóg i bioder. Jeśli koń wkracza pod środek ciężkości swoją wewnętrzną zadnią nogą, to wewnętrzne biodro przesuwa się w dół i do przodu. Kręgosłup przeniesie ten obrót również na klatkę piersiową, która obniży się po wewnętrznej stronie, a następnie szyja, która automatycznie wygnie się w prawidłowy sposób ustawi prawidłowo czaszkę konia. Nic więcej nie jest potrzebne. Jeśli nasz koń usztywnia szyję lub napina grzbiet, to znaczy, że nie odrobiliśmy naszej pracy domowej i nie poprosiliśmy zadnich nóg o wkraczanie pod środek ciężkości. To co czujemy w naszych rękach to przeszłość! To już się wydarzyło (lub raczej nie wydarzyło) w zadnich nogach i biodrach. Czy jesteś w stanie zmienić przeszłość? Cóż, oczywiście to głupie pytanie ;)
Oczywiście możemy w jakiś sposób ściągnąć głowę w dół. Pewnie. Obserwujemy to cały czas. Ale co się wtedy stanie?

Koń będzie przenosił ciężar na łopatki. Jego szyja może być zaokrąglona, ale zwróć uwagę na przednie nogi: jak głęboko wkraczają pod kłodę konia? Często, sięgają dużo poza miejsce nad którym siedzi jeździec. A tam powinny wkraczać zadnie nogi! W przeciwnym razie, koń nosi nasz ciężar na swoich łopatkach i przednich nogach, a wiemy już, że i tak 2/3 ciężaru konia znajduje się na jego przodzie. Nie chcemy dodawać do tego i ryzykować uraz przednich nóg i kopyt. Cóż, głownie uraz preferowanej nogi konia, bo konie tak jak my są prawo- lub lewonożne. Jeździec, który chce ściągnąć głowę konia w dół poprzez wodze często pochyla się w swoim dosiadzie dość daleko do przodu, próbując zachęcić konia do rozciągnięcia. A to przenosi jeszcze większy ciężar na przód konia.

Zwróć wtedy uwagę na zadnie nogi: jeśli przednie nogi wkraczają daleko pod kłodę konia, nie ma już tam miejsca na zadnie nogi! Wtedy wkraczają one płytko pod kłodę lub odpychają się do tyłu i w bok. W taki sposób trenujemy PCHANIE u naszego konia zamiast noszenia!!! Im bardziej przenosimy ciężar naszego konia na łopatki przez ściąganie głowy konia do dołu, tym bardziej trenujemy pchanie i tym większy ciężar będziemy mieć w naszych rękach. Innym skutkiem jest to, że koń kopie zadnimi nogami w swoje przednie i musi nosić ochraniacze.

Ciężar jaki wtedy czujemy w naszych rękach to nasz koń zablokowany w łopatkach. Nawet jeśli głowa jest nisko z zaokrągloną szyją, to nie jest zebranie! W zebraniu, koń jest lekki w naszej dłoni. Jak piórko. Ponieważ niesie swoją własną głowę, szyję i kratkę piersiową NA ZADZIE. Jeśli czujesz ciężar w dłoni, twój koń nie jest prawidłowo zebrany.

Więc bądźmy odważni, i zostawmy w spokoju głowę konia, i edukujmy jego zadnie nogi. Możemy początkowo pomagać koniowi w zgięciu wewnętrzną wodzą KAWECANU, zawsze w połączeniu ze zgięciem od wewnętrznej nogi i dosiadu. Zostaw zewnętrzną wodzę długą i luźną, aby pozwolić na zgięcie. Nie zapomnij oddawać wodzy i pozwolić koniowi na rozciągnięcie szyi. Rozciągnięcie do przodu i w dół przyjdzie samo kiedy koń znajdzie środek ciężkości wewnętrzną zadnią nogą.
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