My Journey To Lightness with Philippe Karl Part I

This April I will take another step on my journey toward artistry in horsemanship. My partner is my Lipizzan stallion, Caspar (Favory Fantasia III-1).

The Outside Rein-Part 1

Many years ago while visiting the stable of the late Hector Carmona in New Jersey, I was intrigued by a sign in his indoor arena that boldly proclaimed, “The secret of riding is the outside rein”.

I soon discovered that the outside rein (AKA the rein of opposition) has many critical jobs: