Bridleless lesson in historical dressage with Arne Koets 💪🏼 I love open minded trainers and Arne was simply awesome. "Well okay you don't really need a bridle so yeah, feel free to ride without it" 😂👌🏼 And Batman can be a mighty dressage horse without a bridle and a bit for sure 😏 The entire lesson went like this:
Arne: Do a shoulder-in.
Matilde: Uhm no I can't ! 😳
Batman: Here you go! 😏
Arne: Good! And now you add some haunches-in.
Matilde: I don't remember how!
Arne: Show some bending on a smaller circle in trot.
Batman: YAY! 😏💪🏼
Arne: Pirouette in walk and then collected canter.
Matilde: I don't know if I'll manage.... 😶
Batman: YESSIR!!!! 🤗
Lateral movements, collection, walk, trot, canter - pure happiness to be able to ride again, and even better when we saw a positive development in Batman's body! 😍✨The back, hind legs and fetlock joints looked better after the lesson because we managed to activate important muscle groups. 🎉 We ❤ Arne.
I'm looking forward to more longsword-fighting tonight! ⚔️
Photo by @theakrnilsen 📷