Setting Good Ground Rules
The safe and simple guide to training your horse in-hand
This e-book contains the complete set of articles as published in Horses and People Magazine by Sophie Wyllie.
In-hand training is an essential part of all horse’s training. We lead our horse to and from the paddock every day, and we want to make sure they lead obediently, stay by our side, stand still while we brush, rug or un-rug, handle their feet etc. We also need to our horse to go forwards, backwards and sideways so we can move him/her around while we work.
In-hand training also makes it easier to habituate your horse (get them used to) all the different things they will have to deal with, from equipment and rugs to having a rider on their back.
Most importantly, in-hand training is a safe and simple way to establish the aids we need under-saddle.
If you have a young horse preparing to be started under-saddle, this eBook will help you make the process less intense – your horse will already understand the signals (aids) you’ll be using under-saddle.
Even if your horse is older and experienced, it’s amazing to see just how much in-hand training can improve their under-saddle responses, or day-to-day human interactions.
In this 7-Part Series, you will learn how to teach the basic responses in-hand for safe handling in any situation.
PART 1 Introduction to the First Principles of Horse Training and the Equitation Science Training Scale
PART 2 Training ‘Go forward’ and ‘stop’
PART 3 Training ‘Park’ (immobility)
PART 4 Training ‘Yield the shoulders’
PART 5 Training ‘Yield the hindquarters’
PART 6 Training ‘Head control’
PART 7 Securing your horse’s future
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