WHAT'S ON OFFER AT CRACKERJACK INTUITIVE HORSEMANSHIP
*STARTING UNDER SADDLE
STARTING UNDER SADDLE
"As they are started, as they will go"
A horse's first experiences set the stage for the rest of their lives. Therefore it is imperative that we teach them to be mindful and willing from the start. A horse can do and will do anything with the right inspiration. We need to inspire them from the start, to take a hold of the thought we are presenting to them.
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"We are constantly teaching our horses something" It is so important that the first time you teach them something new, anything new for the first time, that you make it as good as you would want it to be.
FOAL/WEANLING & YEARLINGS
Horses are experience learners. A foal is full of natural curiosity which assists in it's learning, with clarity and focus we can make the experiences positive and worth remembering. Every little thing you teach your youngster is a building block of the riding horse it will be in the future. Foals can be reactive so it is imperative that you do not intentionally scare them. Feel of them and help them to understand.
Groundwork is a excellent means of establishing a line of communication. The horse will learn the concept of feel, self carriage and a willingness to allow their thoughts to be directed.
An obedient horse 'thinks' it is doing good, it 'assumes' it is doing the right thing but they are not SURE, there is no clarity! A horse that willingly gives itself 'knows' it is doing good and what is expected. With sureness comes readiness.
When it comes to loading a horse onto a trailer, it is not about just getting it on. Before ever putting a horse on, it should know how to lead up and back willingly. In order for the horse to go in, it first must have the thought to do so. To force it will do nothing more than create ill-feeling.