Give to the Bit
Teaching your horse to travel in frame, be soft in the bridle and be '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 for all of the other Foundation Training Courses so begin with this one!
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.
Teaching your horse hindquarter control.
This course will teach your horse independent (without moving the shoulders) hindquarter control, off the reins. This means engaging the horse's hindquarters without having to apply leg pressure.
The two main advantages of this being a less aggravating cue for the horse and leaving your single leg signal for more advanced lateral work in the lessons to come.
The course will lead you to travers (haunches in), collection, lateral work, canter leads and flying changes, just for a start!