Hi everyone!!! Here is another training method we use with our own horses and clients.
I find that many people introduce “contact” to your horses hind, but a lot of people don’t introduce hard pressure to the hind and back legs. A lot of horses tend to be incredibly jumpy when they have direct pressure to their hind. With EVERY horse we have/train we always introduce direct pressure to their hind.
By slowly introducing the rope further and further down their hind end we begin to gently run back and forth against their legs with the rope. We gently pull to apply pressure. When we are ready for them to release the pressure from themselves we take a step to the side and pull their head around until they are unwrapped. Video coming to soon to demonstrate!
Was an awesome evening with one of my favorite clients!
He is a 10 year old cremello gelding. Thunder has struggled with many things since his owners adopted him. He was flinchy, flighty, rough in the saddle and on the ground, broncy, and just overall disrespectful and didn’t know manners.
We have been doing consistent training with this young gelding and he has blossomed!
Our methods are easy for the horse to understand and easy for the owners to repeat once they graduate from our system.
Our lunging methods are simple. You point your finger with the hand closest to the horse in the direction you want him/her to go. Wait 4 seconds and see if they move off, if they don’t, intertwine pointing with clicking or kissing noises in sync. If they still will not move off, intertwine pointing, clicking, and then movement of the tail of your lead in a circular motion in sync. If they still will not move off, intertwine all of the steps and begin contact to your horse on the NECK!!! Now, continue pressure until the horse moves off. While your horse is going around, stay central and stay parallel your horses hip.
When changing directions I always say, while your leading your horse around while lunging, going clockwise, look at your right shoulder, and where that meets the fence/outside of the circle. That is where you should step in front and point your horse in the direction you want them to go while swinging the tail of the rope.
Now when yielding/stopping it is quite simple, you intertwine the “TWO EYES” lesson. Step in towards your horses hind while slightly bending forward and saying WOAH while gently pulling your horses head into you. If you have any questions Let me kbow!
Enjoy these photos of thunder!!!
Todo pasa y todo queda, pero lo nuestro es pasar. Pasar haciendo caminos, caminos sobre la mar. Nunca perseguí la gloria, ni dejar en la memoria
De los hombres mi canción;
Yo amo los mundos sutiles, ingrávidos y gentiles
Como pompas de jabón.
Me gusta verlos pintarse. De sol y grana, volar.
Bajo el cielo azul, temblar
Súbitamente y quebrarse... Caminante son tus huellas. El camino y nada más.
Al andar se hace camino, y al volver la vista atrás
Se ve la senda que nunca, se ha de volver a pisar.
Caminante no hay camino, sino estelas en la mar
Hace algún tiempo en ese lugar
Donde hoy los bosques se visten de espinos
Se oyó la voz de un poeta gritar
Caminante no hay camino
Se hace camino al andar...
Serrat, J.M #equino#equilibrio#equilibrium#paz#findeaño#caballos#caballos 🐴 #caballitos#horse#horses#horselife#horselifestyle#horseaddict#horseworld
Patrick looking all good in the Sunday Sun today!
It has been over a month now and boyyyy was life simpler before owning a horse! Wouldn’t change it for the world though, what a lad!