Tip/Quote of the Day # 3395

For a forward response, the rider should be using the lower leg as an aid - mainly the inner calf. For collecting, a half halt, or a downward transition, the rider should wrap the whole leg lightly around the horse, thigh through calf evenly - as if giving the horse a hug with their legs as they use their seat to perform the transition. This encourages the horse to correctly engage the hind legs and lift the back in the downward transition.

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