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Anticipation as a Training Aid
Your horse knows what you’re going to do before you do it half the time, doesn’t he? Well, that’s great!! You can make use of your horse’s ability to anticipate your moves and requests as a training aid.
In this course, you’ll learn how to recognize when your horse is anticipating your actions. Then we’ll we’ll cover some exercises on how to increase your horse’s ability to anticipate (yes, we’re going to actually encourage your horse to do this!)
We’ll cover two lesson plans in this class:
The “Training Dial” lesson plan is a dynamic lesson plan that can be used in any type of work, from long-lining to any discipline of riding or carriage driving. The great thing about this lesson plan is that, once you know the fundamentals of the lesson plan, you can adapt it to your needs, so you can focus on the work that your horse needs the most.
The second lesson plan takes what you and your horse learn in the “Training Dial”, and applies it to driving a serpentine. Even if you never plan to set foot in a dressage ring, a serpentine is a great exercise for establishing balance and rhythm.
I use this skill set in my training every time I work a horse. Since developing this method I’ve had horses who’s training was stuck in neutral not only begin to progress again but take giant steps forward in their training.
Lesson Plans that go with this class: