Being able to effectively move your horse's shoulder is foundational to cultivating a soft and willing horse. Learn step by step how to do this without having to whack and beat on your horse for results.
The movement and control of the hindquarter is the engine that drives your entire horse. Learn how to effectively and clearly communicate with your horse about placing the hindquarters exactly where you want them at any time.
Traditional lunging requires driving your horse in mindless circles until they tire out. Sending is about directing your horse’s feet with energy and purpose, all while preparing them to learn how to move out and slow down when you start your mounted work.
Don’t just mindlessly shake a flag at your horse for the sake of shaking it. Learn how to use the flag as a tool to effectively communicate with your horse that they have nothing to fear and that you will never hurt them.
Learn how desensitize your horse to the pressure of being saddled before actually putting on the saddle for the first time. By taking this extra step, you and your horse will be much more likely to have a positive experience with their first saddling.
Because of the extra pressure from the saddle, A newly saddled horse acts differently from when they are not wearing a saddle. Don’t take anything for granted with going back through the desensitizing in order to set you and your horse up for a good ride.
Don’t just flag your saddled horse while he’s standing still. Learn how to push your horse out and get his feet moving while he’s dealing with the energy you are throwing at him. Watch as Noah teaches Sunny that he has nothing to worry about, that he can move out freely and that there is no need ...
Because he wants you to have the safest first ride possible, Noah thinks of just about everything. Watch as Noah teaches his horse that flapping stirrups doesn’t mean to bolt or run sideways. Instead of overreacting, he teaches his horse to relax and accept the flapping stirrups.
Going the extra step of having your horse become used to pressure while moving makes a huge difference in the quality of the first ride. Watch as Noah teaches you that inviting the extra time and not skipping steps will have huge payoffs.
Watch as Noah goes over his final desensitizing steps that he wants you to do in order to ensure the safest possible first ride with your horse. Noah leaves no stone unturned when it comes to preparing his horse to set him up for the very best first ride.
Learn how Noah first teaches his horse the “go forward cue” from the ground. This helps to build your horse’s confidence so that they at least have an idea of what you are asking when you climb up for the first time and ask your pony to move forward.