Did you know that long reining yields many benefits to your horse’s physical and mental development/maintenance?
1️⃣Starting a horse should involve a level of safety. Long reining can allow a horse time to accept novel stimuli, prior to the commence of ridden work, such as pressure on the bit and around the sides of the body elicited by the lines.
2️⃣Asking for a lowered head position, which can’t always be achieved through lunging, encourages the horse to engage the core muscles and work in self-carriage. Beneficial for a vast number of reasons such as relieving unnecessary strain on the back, reducing the risk of injury and prevention from painful conditions.
3️⃣Even muscle development is key to successful performance and general stamina. Long reining allows for a horse to be worked on the straight, rather than a circle, structuring a framework for both sides of the horse to be exercised asymmetrically.
4️⃣In my case, the reason I found a lot of confidence in this method of exercising horses was because of my own horse. The ability to completely de-load the back while still being able to encourage self-carriage for behind (also building confidence for my horse) and increasing overall strength to lead back into ridden work really helped my horse bounce back from a very sore back (previous to me taking him home).
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In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.
Parys working second time in new stable 👍 we are slowly coming back to regular training 🙂 Thankfully he remembers very well the work which we did with him several months ago ☺️
His ears up-prick’d; his braided hanging mane upon his compass’d creast now stands on end.....
His eye, which scornfully glisters like fireg
Show his hat courage and his high desire.
200 at 12% ive had this goal for a few months now and im feeling pumped after a solid gym sesh. Back in October i was 185 at 12%! Getting stronger and im not gonna stop here💪🏼 next goal- 220! #horsestrength #horsley #gym #getafterit
Job 39: 19-25
19 Do you give the horse its strength
or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?
20 Do you make it leap like a locust,
striking terror with its proud snorting?
21 It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength,
and charges into the fray.
22 It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing;
it does not shy away from the sword.
23 The quiver rattles against its side,
along with the flashing spear and lance.
24 In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground;
it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds.
25 At the blast of the trumpet it snorts, ‘Aha!’
It catches the scent of battle from afar, the shout of commanders and the battle cry.
Ohhhhhhhhh, THAT'S how I gain a horses's strength.