Horse Psychology 101 I  Just Spend Time I Pressure & Release/ Approach & Retreat  I  Connecting / "Round Pen" work   I  
Bamboo Pole   I   Rope, Flag Work & Desensitizing   I   Positive Reinforcement: Operant Conditioning & Clicker Training   I
Get Professional Help   I   Case Studies   I   Video Diary of One Horse's Journey  I Orphans

AFTER GENTLING, TRAINING BEGINS:

Good ground manners and ground skills make the horse pleasant and safe to handle on a daily basis, and also provides the foundation for saddle work when that time comes.

1. USEFUL GROUND WORK SKILLS:

To be successful with your horse, you must learn
basic horsemanship skills, even if you send your horse out to a professional trainer. Remember, every time you handle your horse,
you are teaching him/her SOMETHING.

 

Basic Ground Work

Here are some basic ground skills that are good to teach your horse for ease in every day handling, and which lay the foundation to saddle training:

1.Catching
2. Leading and Driving Forward
3. Standing Still
4. Respecting Your Space
5. Backing up
6. Forward Movement
7. Shoulder & Hindquarter Control
8. Trailer Loading
9.Working With Feet

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

C. Connecting
D. Just Spend Time
E. Bamboo Pole Method of Gentling
F. Desensitizing, Rope and Flag Work
G. Positive Reinforcement:
     Clicker Training & Operant Conditioning
H. Get Professional Help
I. Case Studies
J. Video Examples
K. Adventures of a Volunteer Halter Trainer
L. Raising Orphan Foals
 

Recommended Equipment:
Cowboy Rope Halter RH1/RH2

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Natural Horseman Lead L502

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