Some Bending, Pivots on the Forehand, and Backing

I came across this video from last January. I was working on suppling and riding Dusty after she had not been worked for awhile. The horse was very resistant to what I was asking of her, but take note that I stayed calm, soft and always gave her a release with my hands whenever possible to avoid causing anymore stiffness in her body.

I went to the barn that day not expecting to be doing a video clip, but Ann showed up with her video camera…

I miss being able to ride, and I hope you can understand my explanations, like I said, it wasn’t a planned video. Don’t mind the hat!

Hope you enjoy watching as much as I did fantasizing about riding again :)



About Deanna Castro

Deanna Castro has been training horses and riders professionally for over 18 years. She trains riders in Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Showmanship and Trail Riding. Deanna is married to Native American Horse Trainer Fredi Castro and she is the author of "Six Weeks to a Better Horse".
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One Response to Some Bending, Pivots on the Forehand, and Backing

  1. Rising Rainbow says:

    I haven’t been riding either for a while and I’m getting pretty darn crabby about it. It looks like you are handling it more gracefully than me. lol

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