“It’s the control of the feet through the mind that a person [should be] after. If you’ve missed that on the ground, [from] the start, why you’ve missed the part that means the most to the horse. The person should be focused on getting the best possible connection with the horse on the ground – through feel – if they want to have those parts of the horse available to them when they ride.” – Bill Dorrance
From the book ‘True Horsemanship Through Feel’ by Bill Dorrance.
Image of Bill is from the ‘California Classics’ website.