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When I was first starting out as a rider, I thought that straightness was a simple and easy concept. I remember the first time someone told me that one of the hardest things to do on a horse was to ride a straight line. I didn't believe them! However, turns out they might just have been right...
Keep in mind that whenever you are working on the lower steps of the scale, you are doing so with an eye on the top steps. And when working on the top steps, you are doing so through the filters of the lower steps of the scale.What is Straightness?
It's a bit of a trick question; the simple answer is 'when I ride a straight line', right? Well, yes... And part of straightness is definitely being able to ride and work on a straight line. But what about riding a straight line through a bend?
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