Herd of Two an Online Course, Establish Clear Communication Habits with…
Herd of Two an Online Course
Building the bond of connection
The Horse's Role
Framework for Connection
PHYSICAL: are we both physically ready and able to go where we want to go?
MENTAL: Do we have a clear idea of where we want to go? Is our horse mentally in a place where they are ready?
EMOTIONAL: are we both able to manage our emotions in our work together?
working in a position of leadership,
establishing connection following the rules of the herd dynamics.
working in a position of directing, with the horse taking the lead...
this is where it connects to our riding, the place where we can see how our ride is going
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Ways to get and keep your horses attention,
set it up for it to be his job to know when to pay attention, when to check in, and when he can be just being a horse, present but relaxed
Ways to encourage relaxation.
Through moving their feet
they need to know they can express themselves, and we need to pay attention and be looking for what they are saying to us. what happened right before what happened happened?
Can our horse "fill in the blank" as we present two way communication
where's our attention, what are we thinking about vs. assuming---
Ride/Work with the WHAT IS, Not the WHAT If
Breathing-holding breathe is a sign of danger for horses. CREATE Breathing with your horse
Balanced on the ground, and in the saddle...BALANCED SEAT BUILDER.
where are are you on the number scale with zero being neutral, relaxed and present
4 Agreements of relating IPAD.
Establish Clear Communication Habits with your Horse
Leading for Partnership-Get the conversation started
Elements of Communication-How to speak horse.
Tools of Conversation-How to have effective dialogs and conversations with your horse.
Phases of Pressure: SATI
Two Way Conversation
Go, HQ, Back, FQ, Lateral
Develop these in the driving position, can move to the leading position for clarity
Buttons, Angles are everything
Advancement of the 3 Simple Steps, Mirroring in all 3 steps, liberty challenge
Every time you have your horse on a halter and lead, take the time to be in communication, paying attention to the details of the conversation, using your tools, taking an extra minute to run thru your checklist of the 3 simple steps, pay attention to "how" the horse is responding to you.