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Essential Groundwork Exercises: How to teach the Foundation Groundwork Exercises that every horse should know to help him be a willing partner both on the ground and under saddle.
This book teaches you how to teach the Foundation Groundwork Exercises that every horse should know to help him be a willing partner both on the ground and under saddle. This book covers the exercises that I consider the most important-these are not all of the groundwork exercises that I teach. By properly teaching the horse these exercises, you can ensure that the horse both trusts and respects the handler. Ground work doesn’t stop when you start riding your horse. I do groundwork every day on most of my horses. By doing groundwork with them before I ride, I can quickly tell what kind of mood my horse is in. If they are frisky, then I short lunge them to get some energy out. If my horse is lazy, then I take the time to reinforce my cues for my horse to go forward. I can also see my horse’s movement, and can quickly tell if my horse is sore or lame. I have found that it is worth the extra time to spend five minutes moving my horse around on the ground before I get on to check my horse’s mood and soundness. If the horse doesn’t behave on the ground, it is very unlikely that he will behave under saddle.
I have divided this book into two parts. The first part is a basic “Horsemanship 101” that may be a review for some of you. In the first part, I discuss Horse Instincts to explain why horses react the way they do, How to Listen to Your Horse to understand what your horse is trying to tell you, and I also explain the Stimulus/Response/Reinforcement Method of training, and why it works to train horses in a low-stress way. In this part I clarify some terminology that is often misused and confused.
The second part of the book is where I actually cover the Foundation Groundwork Exercises. I explain the goal of the exercise, how to teach it, and common problems along the way.
I hope this book helps you build a better relationship with your horse, a horse that is a willing partner both on the ground and under saddle. Remember-Horsemanship is a Journey. Don’t be afraid to take the scenic route and enjoy the ride!
Quick Reference Guide: Essential Rider Skills
In this Quick Reference Guide you will learn the skills that Effective Riders use to cue their horses, including Rein, Leg, and Seat Cues, Riding in the Performance Position, and the Importance of Feel, Timing, Balance, and Experience in Becoming a Great Rider. Achieve better performance from your horse by mastering these simple skills that make it easier for your horse to understand what you want!
This Quick Reference Guide is designed to be short and sweet-no fluff, no fillers, and no hard to understand language! This Guide is perfect to have on your smart phone, so that you can refer to it as you ride!
Whatever your chosen discipline is, from Western Dressage, Trail Riding, Reining, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, to English, the Essential Rider Skills in this book will help you communicate more clearly with your horse.