Saturday, September 10, 2016

Ride with your triceps, not your biceps!

One of the gems from the Jutta Schott clinic was for me to ride with my triceps, not my biceps. 


Still camera-less, so still no photos from the new barn...

So tonight out at the barn, I plunked my hands down on Tesla's withers and left them there, so my contact would be consistent, my wrists wouldn't be engaging my biceps, and that I mentally would stop thinking "steering wheel!"

We did some nice circles...with an eye on figure eights next time.

Tesla had one sassy moment of head-tossing,when we went in the corner where all the road work equipment is temporarily parked, and I verbally told her 'NO". 

End of discussion.


But really guys, she is loving the new paddock, and especially her stall + shavings 

(That's what I get for naming her after a luxury vehicle - haha)


  1. I'm happy to hear she's loving thew new home! Will have to think about triceps vs. biceps next time I ride :)

  2. Hmmm food for thought.
    Yay for verbal cues & happy horse in her new surroundings

  3. I heard that same info at the clinic I was at in July. It really is a better way

  4. I always try to hold with my shoulder when I feel myself holding with my hands too much!

    1. Ooooo! I'll keep that one in mind too!