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.