Ride! Ride! Ride!


CHB (2 of 10)

I recently had the privilege of watching Christilot Boylen teach Belinda Trussell and Belinda’s assistant trainer Lynsey Rowan.  I say it is a privilege because both of these riders could say they preferred their lessons to be private.  But since I am  student of Belinda’s I was able to watch. Christilot is a seven time Olympian.  She has trained numerous horses up to the Grand Prix level. So I was most interested to see what Christilot would be emphasizing in the lessons. Belinda was first. She was riding Barb Sinclair’s horse Carlucci and they are training the Prix St. George and Intermediare 1.

“Two legs! Two legs! Two legs!”  Christilot said this often to both riders. Sounds simple doesn’t it. But the execution is not simple. When riding a half pass or any lateral work you are using one leg to move the horse sideways and the other leg is…

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