Learn advanced skills like sliding stops, spinning, flexion, counter arcs, breaking at the poll, side-passing, flying lead changes, and neck reining.
Moving to more advanced maneuvers with Carson James.
Carson James explains what collection truly is in a way that is easily understood. Do not try to add form too early. Get the feet operating good first.
A correct bend allows you to see the corner of the inside eye. Don't fall into the trap of overbending your horse and cause shoulders to sag.
Demo with a horse that is more educated in flexion.
Advancing shoulder movements. Part 1 of 3.
Advancing shoulder movements. Part 2 of 3.
Advancing shoulder movements. Part 3 of 3.
Carson James shows how to begin advancing your horse's turns.
Eliminate grey areas of pressure. Convince your mind that the horse can feel the slightest shift of pressure. Be self aware of every signal you are giving your horse.
The inside and outside rein and leg is not determined by the direction the horse is going. It is determined by the way the horse is bent. The horse is bent around the inside rein and leg.
Improving shoulder control as one piece of more advanced maneuvers.
Being able to move the hips to the inside helps build lead changes and canter departures.
The elements that must be in place to advance backing up.
Carson James teaches a student how to begin the sidepass.
Carson James demonstrates how to begin advancing the stop.
Carson James demonstrates how to begin teaching the spin. Part 1 of 2.
Carson James continues his demo of teaching the spin. Part 2 of 2.
Carson James breaks down the manuevers that need to be in place to perfect the spin.
Carson James demonstrates softening the poll and talks about the pitfalls to avoid.
The shoulders go the opposite direction of the nose in a counter arc.
Carson James demonstrates how to begin backing circles and the advantages of this maneuver.
The elements you will need in place to do lead changes. Part 1 of 2
The elements of lead changes. Part 2 of 2.
Flying lead changes broken down into the essential elments of hip control and counter arcs,