Fullness, vibration, pulse, tone, energy, breath
Sideways flexion of the atlo-occipital joint where the back of the mandible moves into the space of the salivary glands / guttural pouch.
The habits we form, the familiar patterns of thought, belief systems, movement, and tasks that make getting through the day require less mindful effort. Our routine can make it either easier or harder to achieve our goals.
Appropriate tensegrity (body integrity and tone, energy) for the Ask. Hum is one step before Flow Movement, what we seek. You need Hum to ride in flow. Hum is the quality of the contact between the horse and rider so...
Slide Points/Spiral/Equal Distribution Place of Power (body integrity/tone/turgor/energy = rider soundness, rider stability, rider wellness) Clarity (Ask - Communication & Movement = conversation, guide) Hum (contact quality - on or off body, lightness/messages/lightness feedback loop, Balance) Flow Movement and Ride (Yay!!, partnership in flow, dancing, ride in flow)A reciprocal cycle of energy between horse and rider.
This is where the horse steps sideways in reference to its straight-line path. Limbs adduct, abduct - open and close.
a change off of a linear path, preferably with correct lateral flexion and bend.
Anything that provides a resistance back to you. It will feel heavy and stiff.
Lateral bending in the cervical spine including the Head Swirl. Also known as Flechi-droit.
Lateral bending in the thoracic spine. Axial rotation of the spine resulting in a sideways bend left or right. When done correctly, a small amount of rotation and lateral shift occurs in many joints. When done incorrectly it occurs mostly at the base of the neck (and results in a horse falling out through the outside shoulder).
Axial rotation of vertebrae such that all rotate in the same direction, resulting in Head Swirl, tipping of dorsal spinous processes at withers slightly to the inside of the bend, inside hip slightly forward.
What the horse or rider's body is doing. Tensegrity, Slide Points, Spiral may be involved. Preparation (or lack thereof) for movement.
How present and receptive, or suspicious and resistant, a horse or rider is to inputs/communication from the other.
The emotions that underlie and influence the physical and mental state. Trust, joy, fear, anger, etc.