Horse Training GroundworkBasic horse training
5 basic principles your horse should know
Basic work with a horse involves doing exercise with your horse while staying on the floor and guiding the horse on a (rope) holster, cape bridle or collar and a long guiding line. There are many basic tasks that can be grouped into five major groups. This name says it all: These practices include leadership.
They guide the horse from point A to point to point A with a holster and a cord. Go in front of the horse and clearly delineate your area. In this way the horse will learn to appreciate your own private area. They also work on your management qualities, because in all management drills you decide your way and your pace.
In certain situations/cases, however, you may (intentionally!) decide to make your room less clear or to accompany your horse in relation to heading or pace. You' re going near the horse's shoulders. Horse will learn to remain beside you, both at crotch and trot, at crotch back, standing and standing, turning right and wrong.
When in this stance, you are guiding and guiding the horse simultaneously, practicing both on the horse's right and the horse's right side. In fact, you should be able to return your horse from the mate' seat at any moment in your private area. Intermediate leadership sessions involve third person leadership and neckband leadership.
We' ll be touching the horse in these drills. Our aim is to teach the horse to learn to respect, appreciate and finally appreciate our contact. Basically, there are two contact drills. Here you caress the horse with both of your arms over the whole bod. Feel free to pet the horse with a lash, a cane, a pocket or a scarf.
Then the horse trusts these items and learns to handle noises around and on his torso like a rustle sounding sack. Here one scratches and rubs the places which the horse clearly appreciates. A lot of donkeys also love the places around the tails, on the shoulder and on the lumbar region.
The aim of the care is to show you the friendliness for the horse. When you want to mass your horse, you first have to know whether the horse can already be caressed and whether it is quiet and relaxing to stroke. Let's train the horse to deal with gentle bodily pressures.
In this way we give the horse the right way. Here, too, you can differentiate between several different types of exercise. - The horse gives way to the light force on the holster by moving the lug to the side and then following the cord that encircles his part. There are other practices that you can practice in supplement to these 9 fundamental compliance exercises:
Starting with 1 second in other drills, incrementally raise to half a second or longer (e.g. upside down). Here we ask the horse to give in, but we do not move the horse. Our energetic and driver's assistance is used in such a way that the horse can understand in which way we ask the horse to go.
Often these practices are linked in the other base practices such as leadership and group work. As a more sophisticated practice, ask the horse to do a training on the shoulders or laterally. You' re asking the horse to move in a circular motion around you. By using your own bodylanguage, you are teaching the horse to begin the cycle, to decelerate, to accelerate, to stop, to alter the course... you are becoming more and more tuned into each other.
You' re doing some preparatory work with a horse for a variety of different purposes. Strengthens and stabilizes the attachment to your horse gained through Liberty Training. In doing basic work, you will help your horse to get over certain anxieties. For the preparation of your horse for the gymnastic preparatory work (hand and longe work) and horsewalking. The horse that has done a great deal of preparatory work will soon err in learning while on horseback, and it will also work better together.
In this way you keep your horse in shape and in balance on the bodily, intellectual, emotional as well as spiritual levels. Therefore, the fundamental groundwork is the basis for many other things. Because it makes living in a mortal environment so much simpler for the horse. Groundwork also makes sure that the handling of the horse is safe.
Could you and your horse try any of this? And if so, you can decide to make the basic work more demanding. Not only is this a lot of pleasure, it also ensures that your horse remains (or arrives) in good condition. Since he/she is constantly learning new things and is constantly tested, your horse remains physical, mental and emotional healthy and powerful!
The preparatory work is therefore perfect for both young and older riders. This is also the case for a horse that is not (no longer) riding, because you can still keep it healthy and well.