Happy Horse Tip #1: Here’s a great exercise called “breathing the legs” that you can use to freshen your horse’s walk.
Try this exercise at home first. You might be surprised by the reaction you get. So you don’t want to do it for the first time at a horse show.
• Take your legs off your horse’s sides.
• Move them back an inch or two.
• Place them back on his sides lightly.
This tip is excerpted from The Happy Horse Course. For more info on how to train a happy horse, go to: http://www.janesavoie.com/happyhorse/