Pat Parelli explains the Parelli Natural Horse training method of achieving fluidity with horses in exquisitely simple language: “Do what your horse does, and do in your body what you want your horse to do in his.” This is just one of Pat’s great horse riding tips.
Pat spent years studying how horses move, trying to understand what their backs do and how to stay in harmony with that. The Parelli Natural Horsemanship approach to horse riding helps you start to feel like part of the horse and to go with the flow, naturally!
Fluidity in horse riding is about being in total harmony with the moving horse. A natural horseman is one who is part of the horse’s movement instead of restricting it, who sits naturally as opposed to artificially positioned, who is supple and flexible rather than rigid and stiff. A natural rider has his or her own self-carriage and deportment before asking the horse to have his, is balanced, and is in time and in tune with the horse’s energy.
Easier said than done. How do you actually learn to become a balanced rider so that you do what your horse does and the whole riding experience becomes fluid? You start by learning to be a passenger, which is why Parelli Natural Horsemanship includes “Passenger Lessons” in Level 2 of our natural horse training program.
Horse Riding Lessons for Harmony and Refinement
Horse Riding Lesson #1: Flow With The Go!
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