After confirming that I have a reliable halt, back, go and change of direction with a halter and lead rope, I move forward by introducing changes of direction in a bridle on the lunge line.
This is the first time I ever worked with Moon in a bridle and also the first time I ever lunged her.
In the first part of the video I review some of my thoughts on safety, necessary equipment, and the key training steps to "test" before moving on to ground driving.
Linda Sklenka Klann
2/21/2017 12:04:03 pm
Thanks again! thorough and easy to see what you're doing. And the horse obviously is interested and engaged in what you are doing and what you are asking of her! I especially liked that you showed exactly how to ask for change of direction. Great training!! I didn't have the money for a surcingle when I was doing the groundwork with the horse that I trained and had to use my saddle, but it worked ok.
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