Sunday, May 3, 2009

172 - Lines

What are reins for a riding horse, are called "lines" on a driving horse. The lines should keep the bit in contact with the horse's mouth, but not nagging him (in other words, firm but not tight) Unlike a riding horse, you can't use your legs and body as cues to the horse. Those lines are your only means of communication--other than your voice, which is one way communication--the lines are two way. You learn through your fingers to "listen" as well as to "talk" to the horse. That's called "feel", and it's one of those things some folks come by naturally, some don't. I never had a good seat on a horse, but I do have good "feel."


6 comments:

  1. Another fabulous take on the theme! Love the horse in motion, very nice!

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  2. Great action shot, Sunny, and an interpretation of the theme that I would have never thought of.

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  3. Great for the theme. O never woulg have thought of it. And another superb horse photo!!

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  4. That little guy is a nice mover...and you have all kinds of lines in this photo. I like the mini driving lesson in your narrative. :-D

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  5. Terrific take on the Theme Sunny.

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