We had a great live question and answer discussion!
Things may have started out a little sticky. It turns out everyone in the world is doing this sort of thing at the same time, and that makes computers a little uncooperative. So, some of the visual aids I had lined up didn’t work out. Such is life!
I’ve done a little bit of light editing, but really, mostly left the video as it happened during the live recording (I can only spend so many hours editing at a time!) Bear with me in the sticky spots!
Also, there are chapter marks in the video, so you can surf right to the questions that are most interesting to you. Cool, huh?
Finally, don’t forget to scroll down to the related links below the video. There are links to the mentioned classes, lesson plans, and long lines we discussed.
Live Discussion Recording – Monday March 30th 8pm EDT
Lesson Plans That I Talked About
The one lesson plan we returned to frequently in this discussion was Developing the Walk. This is a fantastic lesson plan for developing horse’s rhythm, flexibility, and patience. It’s one of my favorite lesson plans!
I mentioned several classes and lesson plans. Here’s the list of those links. Bear in mind, some of the lesson plans are included with classes (for example the Half Halt lesson plans come with the Half Halt class.) You can choose to purchase just a lesson plan, or buy the class and you’ll get the associated lesson plans for no extra charge.
We were talking about lighter weight long lines. They can be kind of difficult to find. I used Perri’s long lines for many years, but it seems that they are being made heavier, so I’m no longer as happy with them.
I was fairly impressed with these Equi-Logic Driving Reins (they’re not really driving reins, they’re long lines.) They seem to have a nice balance of weight and body that makes them easy to handle.
For a close runner-up, there’s a set from Intrepid International. They are very light, and soft, but in my opinion, maybe a little too light! They are very pliable, which makes keeping them in your hand a little more difficult than the ones from Equi-Logic.
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