1. BACKING UP

There are several ways to back up a horse. Each comes in handy in certain circumstances, so it's good to know them all:

1. From the Side at the Withers

2. From the Chest Muscle

3. From the Nose
(pictures to come)
 

4. From the Front

For detailed instruction, get Jerry Tindell's "Ground Work" video, or Lauman Training's "Ground Work For Success", or seek professional help locally.


Jerry Tindell
Talks About
Ground Work
$50.00
FORMAT

Learn to communicate effectively with your horse, using only halter and lead rope. Build a solid foundation for safe and pleasurable riding and driving.

The video focuses on these essential Ground Skills:

  • Softening at the poll/Lowering the head

  • The 4 Back-Ups

  • Ground Driving

  • Driving in a Circle

  • Yielding the Hindquarters

  • Shoulder Yield

  • Leading

  • Standing Still

PAGES IN GENTLING AND TRAINING SECTION:
Horse Psychology 101
Pressure and Release

Connecting
Just Spend Time
Bamboo Pole Method of Gentling
Desensitizing, Rope and Flag Work
Clicker Training & Related Operant Conditioning
       and Positive Reinforcement Training
Get Professional Help
Case Sudies
Video Examples
Adventures of a Volunteer Halter Trainer
Raising Orphan Foals
Basic Ground Work:
Catching
Leading and Standing Still
Respecting Your Space
Backing up
Forward Movement
Shoulder & Hindquarter Control
Trailer Loading
Working With Feet