To have a balanced athlete, you need to activate his large exterior muscles that are suited for locomotion as well as
stimulate the smaller muscles deep in his body, close to his spine and around his joints. In this issue, you will:
• Learn six exercises to help modify your horse’s muscle patterns by engaging a wide range of muscles, especially
those that support the locomotion muscles.
• Read about what correct activity in the horse’s hind end is and how you can use your aids to develop impulsion with
Portuguese trainer João Miguel Varela Torrão