If you look hard enough, there are countless resources available on the internet of today just waiting to be consumed by the right people who are eager to learn. I was recently happy to discover a new-to-me YouTube channel full of riding insights for dressage riders. Of course, dressage is a vital part of any eventer’s repertoire, so the concepts that trainer Amelia Newcomb discusses and demonstrates are easily applicable to our sport, too.
This video focuses on the concept of leg and how its different parts can work together to create the correct aids. There are, Amelia describes, four areas that can communicate with the horse in their own way: the upper leg, the calk, the heel, and the spur.
You can find more instructional videos on Amelia’s page here.