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TRAINING PROCESS


 

Successfully training, re training or fixing a good horse that as developed bad habits can be a long yet rewarding experience.  By training a horse yourself or if you hire a professional you need to be involved in the training, you'll teach and learn how to do things the way you like them to be done while being accepted as the leader and building a strong partnership.  This article contains guidelines and the process to successfully train a horse:


  1. Understand the equine 10 natural survival instincts
  2. Understand basic horse behavior
  3. Learn how to read your horse’s body language and how it communicates
  4. Assess your equine
  5. Document your horse’s Temperament, Behavior & Learning Patterns and what your horse knows or does not  know, whether it is safe, how much work it needs and finally is the horse a fit for you!
  6. If  you decide to proceed based on the assessment begin on the ground establish a solid foundation see Training Plan Example by using a step by step progressive training plan [if you decide to proceed with the training]
  7. Have an implementation strategy using Training Logical Cycles
  8. Use scales of training are the building blocks my ground and mounted training system, sometimes referred to as the 'pyramid of training'. To train a horse correctly up the levels, it is important to establish the basics Scales starting with Relaxation during the Foundation of Ground Training before moving on to the Foundation of Mounted Training
  9. Connect ground work to Foundation Mounted Level 1 by using a step by step progressive training plan
  10. Be careful, respectful and most important be safe!

 

Hope you find this helpful but if you have any questions please contact me at your convenience!