In riding or in life, a change of pace or a change of place.
Transitions between gaits. Trot to canter. Canter to halt. Halt to walk. The unique “beat of the feet” changes from one gait to another.
Transitions within a gait. The drumbeat of the gait remains the same, but the stride lengthens or shortens. Practicing this develops longitudinal suppleness – your horse becomes as adjustable as an elastic band.
Tips for top transitions: Aim for …
In life, timely transitions are essential, don’t you think?
We may be inclined to rush into the next opportunity or confrontation with someone. Or sometimes we get stuck – paralyzed to change careers, location or our traditions.
When to move, when to wait – I need to remember to ask One who has the helicopter view!
Psalm 25:5 Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.