50 shades of grey

Working in the grey areas that exist in between lunging and (AAoR) groundwork, or in between long reining and work in hand, or lunging and long reining, or groundwork and work in hand are such interesting places to work.  Always start with groundwork and make sure the communication is really confident, calm and solid there before moving to work in hand or on lunge and be especially careful about introducing long reining as this can be dangerous for you, and make sure that all the exercises you work in are calm, precise and correct, but be flexible about where you stand to ask for the movements and this way you will gradually build up a detailed description using body language in conjunction with your rein, hand and whip touches so that the horse can gradually learn the language of the aids.

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