During my recent Liberty and Connection clinic at Willow Tree Equestrian Center in Bangor, Michigan I went over the "magic" 45-degree angle and what that means for "draw" and "drive" with your horse.
One of the participants pointed out that drive could be referred to as "advance" and draw as "retreat," and we had a little conversation about that as well. Are you drawing your horse to you by allowing them to advance toward you giving them space to approach. Do you give your horse time to think, and are you willing to walk away from your horse to give them space? Remember, distance makes the heart grow fonder :-)
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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."