Moralejo is square! Not that he hates to have fun just that he is short in height and length. His natural way of going is right down there on his forehand as shown in this first ‘photo or right up in the air building underneck muscle.
To change the posture of a horse without gadgets that force them into a new position takes a little creative training. Using transitions, lateral work, hills and poles can help create a posture that keeps the back supple, develops the abdominal muscles and allows the pelvis to tilt, the hind joints flex and the area in front of the wither rise.
Here, with very little help from me, he is changing his frame, learning to carry himself in order to be able to step over poles. Transitions helped the process along with laterally bending him and using neck massages to keep his neck soft and free from tension.
Teaching reinback from light cues and blending it with lateral work and transitions between halt, walk and trot gets the pelvis tilting and the posture lighter still…
Trudi @ www.creativeequinetraining.com