Bella Lesson 8 Video

Update on our Riding skills. These patterns used with my focus/energy/weight/leg cues will encourage Bella to turn with those cues and I’ll be using my reins less and less.

  1. Corners. This is the updated version of P2Ps, now without the obstacle we focus on the corners and use them for a breath halt and trying not to use the reins unless needed.
  2. X-Box. Using the centre as X where things change….direction, gait, pattern.
  3. Clover Leaf. Straight lines and curves again using X as the centre to halt after the rotations of the leaf pattern thereby building more walk and trot and less halt.


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Bella’s Lesson – Moving Circles with P2Ps

We tried these moving circles with P2P’s touch it’s to the jump wing obstacles a couple of days ago and she was sceptical and took a while to figure out the new pattern even though she knows all the parts of it. Putting more games together now is making our conversations more fluid but it does take time to progress to this refinement.

This video is literally just the 2nd time we’ve done this and I was blown away with the quickness of her learning. I did make sure there was a day between these where she had time to process the information and try again with new knowledge….here it is…



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Bella’s Lesson 7 Video

Here is our latest Lesson Video. We have moved on from the basic Horsemanship moves and starting to put things together more now so our play sessions are more fluid and fun. Bella is learning quickly and has shown a real talent for understanding body language and cues and we’ve gone from walk into trot and starting off canter work too now. I’m very impressed with her and with the knowledge she has now we will progress it more and I’ll put more lessons up as she accomplishes more in her training 🙂



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