It’s just the fourth riding session during which Wiwien offers Piaffer, and each time her trials just BLOW AWAY my mind.
It’s impossible to express how she is at the same time concerned about her body condensing so much in the croup area and super eager and brave to explore this new taste of collection to the fullness!! Those of you who visited us and saw Wiwien on the paddock or outside of collection know what a long frame she naturally has. I wouldn’t hesitate to say that she shortens her frame to 1/3 of the length it normally has when she enters Piaffer. At the same time, she is so super brave and eager to explore this new situation to the fullness, offering me ones of the most amazing piaffer experiences I have ever had:
Poll at the highest point,
Open throat and nose In front of the vertical,
Stifle and hocks flexed,
And energy going through the relaxed, balanced spine like a powerful river.
It’s simply amazing and the two past years of exploring my Natural Balance and now the Body Awareness for horses exercises turned out to be the time spent in the most amazing way for myself…and now I see how much it enriched also Wiwien’s sense of balance and body awareness. And it simply BLOWS MY MIND AWAY.