Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel - Riding Out

FEI trainer Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel takes us out of the arena and into the hills in her 5-part series “Riding Out: Using Hills to Challenge Your Horse’s Balance.” In this release, Felicitas discusses how riding outside can help motivate some horses, but can also be used for horses who have a little more heat. She’ll demonstrate how hills help a hot stallion to stay balanced in his extensions and learn to carry himself, how riding figure eights on a hillside help challenge the horse’s balance and the importance of keeping the horse straight so the slope of the hills can really work. She’ll finish the series by riding some upper-level movements along a stretch of woods and demonstrate how riding outdoors can help give the horse a little extra energy for these movements.

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