The Spiraling sTep

In this video set, we will explore the exercise of spiraling our horse out towards bigger circles while maintaining balance, bend, and a soft round shape. Then being able to move these circles around the arena in walk, trot, and canter. This process creates more mental and physical self-carriage.

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The Starting sTep (Coming soon!)

Ideas on how to teach our horse to spiral out onto bigger circles and back in again while maintaining a bend and round shape. Then moving these circles around the arena.

Relevant Resources

2020 TOPIC MEETINGS:

• Spiraling out & transitions to halt | 11 July

2020 TOPIC WORKSHOPS:

• Spiraling out & transitions to halt | 1 August 

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The Trot sTep (Coming soon!)

We add trot transitions into the Starting sTep, building towards spiraling out and back in and moving the circles around the arena in trot.

Relevant Resources

2020 TOPIC MEETINGS:

• Transition to trot & trot LFS | 8 August

2020 TOPIC WORSHOPS:

• Transition to trot & trot LFS | 29 August

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The Integrative sTep (Coming soon!)

We revisit and combine the first 4 sTeps to integrate the qualities of each and to explore how new exercises can be born out of the tools we already have.

Relevant Resources

sTep-by-sTep Series:

• The Spiraling Starting sTep

• The Spiraling Liberty sTep

• The Spiraling Trot sTep

• The Spiraling Next sTep

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The Spiraling 4-sTep Online Workshop

Participants send in videos of their own work on one or more of the first four sTeps of the Spiraling topic with tips and ideas to improve their work even more.

Relevant Resources

sTep-by-sTep Series:

• The Spiraling Starting sTep

• The Spiraling Liberty sTep

• The Spiraling Trot sTep

• The Spiraling Next sTep

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The Liberty sTep (Coming soon!)

Checking our communication and our horse's understanding by taking the Starting sTep into liberty - guiding the same exercise with our intention and body language.

Relevant Resources

2020 TOPIC MEETINGS:

• Spiraling out & transitions to halt | 11 July

2020 TOPIC WORKSHOPS:

• Spiraling out & transitions to halt | 1 August 

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The Next sTep (Coming soon!)

Now we take the Next sTep by adding in the canter. We use the spiraling outwards process to set up the canter transitions and the spiraling inwards to make downward transitions. 

Relevant Resources

2020 TOPIC MEETINGS:

• Spiraling out & transitions to halt | 11 July

2020 TOPIC WORKSHOPS:

• Spiraling out & transitions to halt | 1 August 

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The Creative sTep (Coming soon!)

Here we start to play out of the box - innovating the spiraling and moving circles in a variety of creative ways, including obstacles, different body positions, riding, etc.

Relevant Resources

sTep-by-sTep Series:

• The Spiraling Starting sTep

• The Spiraling Liberty sTep

• The Spiraling Trot sTep

• The Spiraling Next sTep

• The Spiraling Integrative sTep

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Revisiting the Spiraling Online Workshop

Revisiting the participants' work with the Spiraling topic, including the variations from the Integrative and Creative sTep videos with tips and ideas to improve their work further.

Relevant Resources

sTep-by-sTep Series:

• The Spiraling sTep set

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