In this eleventh issue you will learn some techniques to safely catch and handle a baby colt for the first time, methods to riding smooth circles and turns and the next step in the creation of a young filly’s sound foundation.Chock-full of information for all students of horsemanship, it is your chance to sit on the fence and watch some of the most talented horsemen today work at their own pace.
Table of Contents:
• Catching A Baby Colt for the First Time with Bryan Neubert
You never get a second chance at a first impression. Handling a young colt still on his mother can be nerve wracking. Complicating the desire for your colt to have a good first impression is the very real fact that when handling babies it is easy to get them into trouble and hurt no matter how good your intentions.
For many years we have had people request an instructional DVD to address how to safely handle young horses before they have been weaned. In this segment Bryan and his wife Patty demonstrate how you can work together safely catch a young colt for the first time, and to expose him to some of the basic principles he will need to have good experiences with humans for the rest of his life.
A note of caution, as Bryan mentions several times during this segment take your time and use good judgment.
• Building A Foundation Over Time Part 4 with Peter Campbell
In part 4 of this series Peter continues this filly’s education, putting the saddle on, working with the flag and continuing to develop a solid foundation for the rest of her life. Since the last installment of this series this filly has been running out in a pasture with other horses and had not been handled. Peter continues to work from where this little filly is at on this particular day, and demonstrates how much ground can be gained when working with quality.
• Riding Circles and Turns with Wendy Murdoch
In developing refined riding skills we continually strive to develop our ability to do less and have it mean more to our horse. Intuitively we know that our horse is capable of performing the light and fluid movements we so desire without us on his back, so if we could just get out of his way we could partners in a fantastic ride. Getting out of the way requires that we first understand how our horse moves and then how we can adjust our bodies so that we can guide our horse in the direction of our choosing without impeding his movement. Wendy instructs a rider through how to ride fluid circles and turns, making slight adjustments so that the rider can incorporate a new way of riding familiar movements.
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