A Day in the Life of RHV
Refined Horse Versatility is more than a competition ...
It's about life, in and out of the ring ...
It's about expanding the options you have with your horse
The day dawns cool and crisp. It is a perfect morning for a ride. You and a friend have made plans to do just that. After catching your horse easily from his paddock, you make your way to the horse trailer. With a little direction and a toss of the lead rope over the horse's neck, he steps promptly into the trailer.
Upon arriving at your friend's, your horse backs readily off the trailer. While you groom and saddle, he stands tied to the trailer lightly dozing before the day’s activity. With no mounting block in sight, you find a pile of logs. As you climb onto the logs, your horse side steps over into position for you to get on.
You join your friend and the two of you head towards a gate leaving the farm. Opening the gate is no challenge as your horse positions you easily to undo the latch and move through it. You smile to yourself as you remember that not long ago one of you would have had to get off to open the gate. Now you never even have to let go of the gate while you open and close it.
After picking up a trot, you follow the trail to a water crossing where both horses willingly slip across without missing a beat. The trail opens to a section that invites a canter. Your horse canters quietly behind the other horse content to be wherever you put him.
At the top of a hill, you stop to let the horses catch their breath. They stand quietly on a loose rein while you chat with your friend about how light and responsive your horse is in and out of the ring.
On your drive home, you reflect over today's ride and last weekend's recognized show where your horse was champion and high score ride. You take a moment to appreciate all that you have in the partnership with your horse ... from a horse who is calm at the shows and in the award ceremonies ... to the refinement of the ride ... to the fun in exploring new adventures beyond the arena. You smile and think "Isn't this what partnership is all about!"
This is Refined Horse Versatility (RHV) ... the creating and competing of horses who are willing partners ... prepared for life, refined in their responsiveness and confident in their abilities.
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West End, NC 27376