Happy to share my Thought of the day with you! Today, my mind was on some important things to consider when teaching a young reining horse the sliding stop. This applies to other discipline as well depending on how you approach it.
This morning as I watched Alex, my assistant, ride a young horse I had this thought. Figured I would share it with you! Forward motion and pushing the horse through it's diagonal is the key element to having a very trainable horse. Here's my take on that, Hope you enjoy
There is a treatment for PTSD called EMDR. Does it work for horses? I believe so!! Have a listen and you will see how, without actually intending to, I have been using this technique on my horses since the very first flexion session I ever did.
Just a thought! No.10 On Steering and Looking Where You Go
Alex and I went back 2 to 4 weeks on some of them today. Took our spurs off, looked up and went! We often get caught up in training and working the body we forget the fundamental elements of "look up and go forward" which has a way of fixing many problems.. most of which we create ourselves. Hope...
Horses that longe well, meaning that follow and give to the slightest pressure to the rope, and follow their nose to the inside has many benefits. Those that freeze or pull back when you add pressure or bolt into it when you just ask them to go forward will cause you unwanted trouble one way or ...
Just a thought! No.13 On Rolling Back In The Round Pen
Rolling back our young horses in the round pen is a good way to evaluate certain characteristics we look for in most western discipline. I believe there's a good and bad way to do it, here is how and why. Hope you enjoy!
We sometimes get sucked into looking down and focusing too much on what our horse is doing forget to focus on where he is going. Simply remembering that can change everything in a heart beat. Here's my take on that. Hope it helps