Page:Notes on equitation and horse training.djvu/92

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A horse with croup too high and whose weight is on his shoulders will not be trained along the same lines as one with high forehand or weak hind quarters. In one case we must raise the head and force the weight back; in the other we must lower the head and load the forehand. A good horseman must therefore study his horse's conformation and adapt his methods of training to the kind of resistance he encounters. This, in order to develop in the animal, in action, a balance which is rarely to be found in young horses.