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Trainer’s Tip Tuesday

When you think you need to do more, do less. When you think you need to add more leg or take more rein, try pausing your aids instead. Go to neutral for a second... or ten. After your pause, reapply the aids and see if you get a different response. Sometimes instead of increasing the aid, we need to give the horse a moment to think. When we increase our aids we often build tension. We brace in our attempt to add more. This creates bracing in our horses. Practice your pause. Don't rush with your horse. Photo credit: Sue Ann Kendall

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