“Separation of force from movement”
Stop and relax the horse as soon as a resistance occurs. Total inactivity for several minutes if necessary.
If lightness is lost, do not try to restore it within the movement. (That is – in motion)
Period of rest is there to calm the horse, so that the previous movement does not resound, reverberate, or vibrate any more in his mind and body.
Baucher promised wonders out of the above procedure :-
“These moments of rest, repeated with scrupulous care, bring about results which will amaze the rider “(op.cit, page 208)
(Words from Baucher, General de Kerbrech, and Jean Claude Racinet)
“Introduce a movement as with an eyedropper”
François Baucher (1796-1873)
Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.
-Thich Nhat Hanh
Each lifelong relationship between and animal and his person is a unique heart-to-heart dance: elegant, graceful and flowing. To be able to be present with an open heart is a beautiful gift.