The learned hand.
Indeed in order to be independent of the rest of the body and be able to carefully qualified its effects the hand must belong to a rider who has a good plate where balance is not depend on a costs by the legs or by the legs.
The thumb and the index must constantly remain closed on the reins as they guarantee the conservation of the same length of rein and therefore generate a stable attitude for the neck and head of the horse.
The hand is firm when it closes all its fingers on the reins without shooting to yourself or being attracted by the mouth of the horse, the hand is soft when the fingers are entrouvrent on the reins without to change their lengths, the hand is light When the hand is open and the tension of the reins is no longer concerned only by the weight of the leather. You always have to go from one hand shade to the other "without jumping" a shade so that the hand effect remains progressive.
The generous hand is more of a mental idea than a physical feeling of AIDS: indeed it is the idea that the mouth of the horse always has the last word, we do not "hold" your mouth with your hands to maintain in strength An attitude of head and neckline, we rather "put" his hand on the mouth of the horse then shade its effects and when the horse relaxes his jaw in déglutissant it is then time to give in using a soft hand (young horse) then Light (educated horse).
Last tip, avoid " pull by pushing " or " push more than you can hold ", often a good use of the hand goes through the famous " hand without legs, legs without hand ".
Finally for the virtuosos, it will be the simple "hand without legs" of étienne beudant because for a horse in the impulse the hand is enough for everything….. … See MoreSee Less