It's important for a horse to be relaxed, calm and focused, but even more so when they're not at home.
Arriving at your Working Equitation show, a clinic, lesson or trail ride with a horse that's...
- Not listening
Makes you feel worried and nervous, and then your horse feeds off that, and gets worse.
This can lead to the belief, "he'll be fine once I get on". But do you feel fine?
Some experienced riders might be because once they're on, they know what to do.
But knowing what to do BEFORE you get on not only helps you deal with these problems, it helps you AVOID them altogether.
From the moment you unload your horse from the trailer, you can use these techniques.
You don't need a big area or a lot of equipment to help your horse feel more relaxed, calm and focused.
Ready to go to work, or just hang out until it's your turn.