The W&H Dynamic
Rider System (DRS) Insert 1 "Finding
Your Foundation" is available for you to get started toward
better riding. I hope you will consider purchasing the whole DRS
series as we produce them. They will be a lifelong reference guide
for you and they are the only product out there designed specifically
to aid the female rider.
I have been
using these techniques with Maggie's guidance for over three years
now and I'm continually impressed with how beneficial and empowering
they are to me as an aging athletic rider and trainer. I am over
50 and my core stabilization is at its best which frees the rest
of my body to connect with the horse and give clear aids.
and I have been working on the progression of the subsequent inserts
and have the following lined up for you. I anticipate Insert 2
to be ready in late May.
2: Core Work I: What is Functional Core?
will be included in the insert:
- Core Muscles
Awareness and Exercises
Pilates Curls versus Crunches
importance of stability of core while limbs move
importance of core in saddle
for future inserts:
3 – Hips
4 – Core II: Spinal Movement and Upper Back
5 – Shoulder Girdle
Note: Robart Pinchless Snaffles
I have been using the Robart pinchless snaffle since April of
last year and my horse just loves it. He had prior bit abuse and
the pinchless bit has made all the difference in his trust and
comfort levels. Now that we are in full training for the Spring
I wrote and asked Dave Robart about an additional bit to help
with his balance and support in more demanding work. He recommended
the Robart Pinchless D-Ring Moon Snaffle. I bought it and have
been using it for a week and my horse equally loves this bit and
I am really enjoying the differences it is making in his fine
tuning. He is no longer pulling in any way, any correction I need
to make I make it once and he goes straight from then on, he respects
my hand, stays light on the bit and all I have to do is give slightly
through the elbow and he stretches more into it without diving,
pulling or curling. I will use this bit alternately with the regular
pinchless snaffle as I train him toward his first show.
recommend these bits and Dave's recommendations for your horse.
Go to www.pinchlessbits.com
for more information.
Note: After more research I have found a better website for
these bits. There are only a few listed and described on the www.pinchlessbits.com
website. Go to www.sstack.com,
to English Tack, to bits then on pages 4-5 there is a good selection
of English pinchless bits. The Moon Dee is the one I really like
for my horse but after reading all the rule books and looking
at the diagrams I don't think I can show in it. So I will be alternating
between the Moon Dee and the pinchless snaffle and show in the
I will be
passing along good references for you as they come my way and
I feel they are beneficial to you.