Friday, November 21, 2014

Mandatory Focus and Mandatory Lightness

I have not found anything that teaches focus as well as archery does. Archery depends on lightness of release. Riding on very narrow (often less than six feet wide)trails that have turns much over ninety degrees and doing so at a brisk trot teaches a rider to focus on terrain and to be able to guide the horse using the lightest of cues.

Failure to do so will result in bumping one's knee on a tree. It is a great training tool for rider and horse. Our new training trails are going to give us better riders and better horses.

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