Ground Work? But, I just want to get on and ride!
Do you want a horse who:
- Safe and you get to keep your fingers and toes
- Loads in the trailer
- Understands voice commands
- Understands what you want on the ground as well as under saddle
- Nicely help decrease energy for shows and outings
What type of ground work?
Long lining helps teach young horses what the bit (or bitless bridle) for turning and halting, verbal cues, and for them to learn how to properly carry themselves without the weight of the rider.
More experienced horses benefit by being able to help explain new movements, plus it keeps them fresh from not doing the same boring thing all of the time.
This step is a must before you and your horse learn long lining. They start to learn verbal cues, help get focused before riding at shows if necessary and is an essential basic.
Ground Manners / Showmanship
Who likes to be stepped on or ran over? No one I have ever met! The foundation of showmanship gives nice guidelines so you may be the leader in the partnership with your horse.
Competitive Showmanship is ground manners on steroids for you and your horse!
Make your dreams with your horse come true!