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hello ma'am, may i know what does "RIDER RELAXING THE HORSE WHILE RIDING" mean?

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Rohit,

Since horses are prey animals, it is best to try to get them to trust their riders.

Some people,through ignorance or ego, will "rough up" a horse, trying to get them more upset.
This would be the mark of a bad rider. Yes, you want the horse to be forward and bold if you are racing him or going cross country, but he learns much better if he is able to relax to listen.

A horse is naturally fearful.....they learn much better if they can relax and trust. Sometimes this necessitates ground work.....using soothing sounds when working (riding) the horse, etc.

If you ride unbalanced or with rough aids, this would also make a horse nervous.

Mitzi  

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Questions on riding problems, training questions, all levels and all disciplines. Questions on showing and judging. Questions on how to teach, how to teach people to teach and train. Questions on training methods and methodology. The history of horsemanship. Questions on dressage, jumping,western, (all levels)riding techniques, driving. Centered Riding, Certified Horsemanship Association, the Bitless Bridle.

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Teaching all my life. Specializing in "teaching People to Train Their Own Horses", using non-abusive methods. I have certified over 175 instructors. I am a Level IV Centered Riding Clinician, a Master Instructor and Clinician with the C.H.A., and a A.J.A. Judge, certifying n the top third in English and Western. I have apprecticed with Sally Swift, Charles(Chuck) Grant, and Richard Shrake. I am a Bitless Bridle Instructor and have presented at Equine Expos and also assisted Dr. Cook, Sally Swift, etc. Hunt Seat 4-H Chairperson for NY (three years)

Organizations
Centered Riding Certified Horsemanship Association Northern Tier Dressage and Combined Training Sierra Club American Humane Society NY Horse Council NY 4-H Volunteer

Publications
PEGASUS PRESS WESTERN HORSEMAN Wrote for BRIDLE WISE for two years EQUINE JOURNAL N.Y. HORSE THOROUGHBRED REVIEW HORSE BITS MANE STREAM

Education/Credentials
Degree in English Literature and Journalism Studied at the Northern Equitation Centre in Ormskirk, England Level IV Centered Riding Instuctor Master Instructor and Clinician, Certified Horsemanship Association Bitless Bridle Instructor Level I Reiki

Awards and Honors
Several Citations through Volunteer 4-H work 5 Year End Awards from Alabama ToastMasters

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