Ground Work

Give to the Bit

Teaching your horse to travel in frame, be soft in the bridle and on the bit.

This is the most important of the Foundation Training Courses. It will teach your horse self-carriage, softness in the bridle and build top-line muscle.

This course is a prerequisite to all of the other Foundation Training Courses - so begin with this one!

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Shoulder Control

This course will take you through the step-by-step process of teaching shoulder control from each side, starting on the ground where the lesson is easy for the horse to learn and moving to the saddle where the true benefits reveal themselves.

This course should follow straight on from Give to the Bit, above.

Turn your Mack truck into a Ferrari!

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Teaching your horse to long-rein.

If you want a horse that is 'on the bit', travels in frame, is soft in the bridle and is building top-line muscle, then this is the course for you.

Young horse? Not yet started under saddle? Had time off for an injury? No problem, this course is suitable for any horse that has done the Give to the Bit work and is a super preparation for the ridden work.

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This course will show you how to teach your horse to stop from the ground.

The lessons are useful for young horses and leading and transfer directly to the saddle for those already started under saddle.

Teach your horse to stop softly, in frame and off the forehand.

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Stops and Back Up

Now that your horse has a nice soft stop, you can teach the back up.

You will find that as you progress with the lesson, the horse begins to 'skip' the stop and goes straight form moving forwards to moving backwards.

As with everything, it is a matter of getting the release and the pattern consistent. These lessons are on the ground but transfer directly to the saddle.

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Round Pen

The round pen can be a terrific training tool when used correctly. It is NOT a place to chase a horse but a place to teach a horse.

Energy is our most precious commodity and this course will teach you how to conserve your horse's energy and teach him 'how to learn' in this new classroom.

The course looks at a number of different horses of various ages and takes you through the step-by-step process of teaching them outside and inside turns and come-to-me.

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