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When I started riding I didn't know

Updated: Jan 13, 2020

When I first started riding horses I didn’t know that I would one day understand and be able to execute things like Half Pass, Leg Yield, Turn on the Haunches, Spanish Walk, Counter Canter etc.

I didn’t know then that I would also need to learn things about Reins Aids, or the difference between a Cue & an Aid, or where each foot was at any given time, or what a Diagonal was, or the importance of Pressure and Release.

Sliding Stop on Champ Silverado

But I did know, I wanted the best relationship I could have with my horses, I did know, I wanted a partnership with my horses that allowed us to ride together as one, I did know I wanted to experience things like sliding stops, flying lead changes, spins and roping and working cows without regretting what I may have done to my horse to achieve those things when I laid my head on my pillow each night.

I didn’t know then, but I sure do now, Knowledge is the thing I didn’t know I needed for my horses!

Marty Gardner

Spanish Walk on AS Nico

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