When we observe riders trying to solve some problems in their riding technique for years of careful guidance from many trainers, it becomes very visible why a rider should always SEEK NOT THE TRAINERS WITH BIGGEST RIDING SKILLS, BUT WITH THE BIGGEST BODY AWARENESS and GENERAL AWARENESS.
It’s very easy to spend years on polishing techniques of removing problems that bring no real improvements, simply because the roots of these problems lie somewhere else!
At the same time, it’s equally easy to have your problem solved, once you are guided to know, or simply know yourself, where are your problem’s roots.
One of such examples are problems with horse’s coming above the bit, having uneven contact or traveling with a giraffe-like neck and head. These tensions are hardly ever connected with the horse’s head, so spending time on polishing the techniques of handling your horse’s head, and learning how to operate better with the snaffle or bitless-bridle won’t bring any real improvement. At the same time if you spend one moment on expanding your body awareness while in the saddle with the support of the good riding instructor with a big body awareness background, you can discover how your tensing beck, tiled pelvis or squeezing knees are the root of the problems with your horse’s head.