Friday, October 10, 2014

Simple Trust Exercise Using Ground Poles, Turns, and Backup - Patterns for Horse and Rider

This exercise tests your horse's wilingness and level of trust.  Be patient and go slow.  If you encounter resistance, make sure your horse has a basic understanding of turning and sidepassing before working this pattern.  See/print the full size version of this riding pattern.

Techniques used: walk/trot, backup, laterals: turns (on hindquarter or forehand) and sidepass.