I was very inspired
Pieces of the puzzle keep presenting themselves just when I need them
to improve my horsemanship. Asymmetries in the horse can be obvious at
times, and very subtle at others. Yesterday Peggy showed us the power of
Connected ground exercises to bring about changes in the horse's
body's. I was very inspired and anxious to get to my horses to see what I
could see (and fix). It was a great day. Thanks to all!
most importantly how powerful Peggy's groundwork exercises
Spent a few hours yesterday with Peggy Cummings, Judy Good, Carolyn Libby, and Rhonda Hockett at Carolyn's farm. We worked with a mare with some soundness and movement issues and a two year old filly. Both horses presented us with lots of opportunities to learn.
We had many opportunities for questions and time to discuss. One take away was a better feel for recognizing some body issues and ways we can correct them form the body workers perspective, and most importantly how powerful Peggy's groundwork exercises are and how they alone can make a huge difference. We must continue to think of ways to diplomatically encourage our students to consistently utilize the ground work to improve their horses.
I also noticed how important it is that the horses can move in a way that the sequence in the footfalls is correct before we ask for more push from behind.
Great day of sharing and wonderful comraderie. Looking forward to our next play date in 3 weeks.
October 9-11 clinic
Never having done groundwork it was truly amazing to see the results a few soft hand placements on the horse's head could bring. Even more amazing was that I could execute direction with minimal effort after being shown these techniques! Many thanks for a very valuable and fun weekend!
pearls of wisdom
Peggy for the fantastic clinic with all the pearls of wisdom you
installed in us in NZ. Today I went for a 3 hr forest and beach ride and
used all my new skills that I learnt over the last 5 days. Lots and
lots of rotation, soft knee's, straight wrists, soft back, I let my
arches down, open knees, wiggle one leg for 3 to 5 strides, then the
other, toes to the back of the foot, but best of all was the hands
together, pushing the air up/forward and over combined with
rotation........,what a surprise, my horse softened, unlocked his right
side more than he ever has especially when anxious, plus was responsive
and light to ride.........I can hear you Peggy, saying with your lovely
smile, REALLY?! lol So thank you very much, plus I am sure Tai thanks
Peggy made a difference in my life
Peggy is doing much needed work. There
We are too quick to criticize and not as good at the letting people know they
She really is a maestro
Somerset rocked the Connected Riding Clinic. It was awesome!! Peggy as always has an innate ability to draw out of people exactly what is needed in the moment which makes them and the horse feel amazing. She really is a maestro. All horses and riders left with a smile and a more balanced body. Ever grateful and inspired xx