Punching (Ride Horse) – strengthens internal power and legs (body feels light with strong legs).
- Start at horse stance with fists at waist. Punch forward with wrist rotating, but stop before arm is fully extended. (back straight, shoulders relaxed).
- Withdraw fist and repeat with other hand. Breathe in as punch and out as return.
Some groups do not respond well to the concept of punching so the name of this was changed to riding a horse and the description is more like turning the head of the horse to turn. It also fits better in the tai chi story.
e.g. Children or those with cognitive disabilities might start punching each other. Women might not like the idea of punching.