Teach Yourself 3 – Your Attention Please
Posted by Admin in on Apr 11, 2012
Do you often feel as if you’re the last thing on your horse’s mind? Getting his
attention – and keeping it – is the most important part of schooling. If he’s not
listening how will he ever hear what you have to say?
Exercise 1 – your horse’s job is to pay attention but your job is to make
schooling interesting enough to make him want to. These exercises will do just that.
Exercise 2 – 10m circles make your horse do twice as much work with half the
effort from you. When was the last time you used one?
Exercise 3 – are you trying too hard? Are you filling your horse’s head with too
much information? Less is more with these simple ideas.
Exercise 4 – there’s more to life than circles. Check out these various types of
serpentine to see how to brighten up your horse’s day.
Exercise 5 – If your horse is really listening he’ll need to work as hard mentally
as he does physically. Check out this exercise to see how to do both.