This video is a glimpse into the beginning of developing connection with Moon despite distractions from her friends in the barn, bugs and the physical factors of heat adding another layer of discomfort and annoyance.
You will see a couple brief moments of connection where I am able to place my hand on her cheek and have her walk with me - matching speed, direction and reducing distance to the point where we are touching. Keeping in mind it has been a few months since I have worked with Moon, I chose to stop after these minimal moments of relaxation rather than get greedy and continue in the hot humid weather with the bugs. She did not reach a point of relaxation where I would consider it a wise idea to go for a ride, but hopefully you can see that she did improve toward relaxing and connecting over the course of this 10-minute video.
Kyle's training philosophy relies on establishing a strong connection through ground work at liberty to result in a greater working relationship under saddle. He is a Level 3L Certified Harmony Horsemanship instructor and a multi-year RRP Thoroughbred Makeover competitor with competitive experience in Mountain Trail Challenge, Dressage and Reining. Kyle's calm yet upbeat approach will give you great insight into ways you can develop a stronger connection with your horse resulting in a confident horse that consistently responds with "yes."