Reply To: Suppleness & Impulsion

G & S
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Being able to teach a horse to work at the end of what ever rein length the rider gives the horse is incredibly useful. It isn’t just that the horse stretches his neck down on command and comes back up on command, but that he understands and accepts the concept of working at the end of the given rein length. If one thinks of it this way, the multiple possible uses of this become more apparent than it one just thinks of it as stretching down and coming back up on command. But this also requires that the rider have already mastered some basic skills that are very seldom taught at all here in the USA, much less considered to be basic critical skills that need to be learned as they are the building blocks of the “fancier” stuff.