- Start of by tacking up with your chosen option as listed above.
- As if you were lunging your horse, pick up a light but firm contact on the lunge lines & ask your horse to walk forward by telling them to
- Feed out the lunge lines as he moves forward still allowing a gentle but firm contact through both lunge lines.
- As you get the feel for your horse, don’t be afraid to start turning your horse getting them to bend and flex on both their left & right side. The more they do, the more flexible your horse will become.
- After mastering the walk, start to practice walk to Halt transitions. This will also keep your horse from anticipating their work. To do this, give your horse a voice command he is used to, such as
- If you are feeling brave or should I say, if you trust your horse is capable of trotting try asking them to trot using the same technique as if you were asking your horse to walk on, be careful not to pull on their mouths too much as they take off. If you feel like running behind your horse is too much, you can use the lunge lines to circle your horse with you standing in the middle.