Home HG Volume 02 HG Issue 5 - Winter 2010 Adjusting to Fit the Situation with Joe Wolter

Adjusting to Fit the Situation with Joe Wolter


Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 5

A great horseman is one who can adjust to fit the situation. In this segment, Joe Wolter presents a young filly that has been kept on stall rest and has an excess of energy. Joe takes the opportunity to work with the life in her feet and get her handy.

It is important to note that if a horse is eager to move his feet, then this is not the best time to work on stops. Rather, Joe focuses on flexions and lateral movements, which will build into cow work later on. The key here is not to try and get it all at once – variety will help keep your horse’s attention.

The original length of this lesson is 34 minutes 50 seconds

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