If your ever driven a very old vehicle and then a new vehicle think about merging on the highway. The old vehicle in this case the under trained horse, will shake and wobble and make all kinds of noise as you bring it up to speed on the one ramp. Its forced and difficult and you don’t feel comfortable. But once you get up to speed you don’t notice the struggle as much.
The new vehicle (or a well trained horse) however gracefully gets up to speed without you noticing, your just all of a sudden at 100km/h in a blink.
As less experienced riders we often think that transitions are just difficult, but a well trained and maintained horse should be able to step up into or down into any gait regardless of the starting point.
That’s what we’re talking about today on the podcast!