Working through a warmup
Horsey flaps – an important start to our warmup
We start our warmup with horsey flaps because it is relaxed and easy and gets us going without needing much special effort or setup.
I've looked and looked for a really good video of a horse doing horsey flaps. Maximum fail. Why is this so difficult? I don't know. People seem to only put up videos of their horses when they do something funny or amazing, and horse owners don't seem to think that this is either. I will demonstrate it in the Class Dojo video for today, but I would still love to find a good horse video. Send me a great link and I will reward you with dojos.
Remember that horsey flaps are meant to be super-relaxed. No tension or stress - it is NOT supposed to be your proper playing set-up, just a floppy and slightly silly noise to get started.
I think that nearly everyone is OK doing this but let's talk it through just to make sure.
It might help you to put some warmup backing music on - I would! Please see the previous card, or go up to the page top, hit Warmups and go and choose one. Try and get a quiet moment, as much as you can, to try this on your own or at least with gentle support from who's nearby.