Training Tip – ‘Place a Foot’

Video showing Bella trying out some obstacles to ‘place a foot’ onto. She’d never done this with cardboard, carpet, bucket, brick or jump wing…

Once you have good communication going with refinement of ‘forward, back, move left, move right, hq’s and fh’ then getting the horse into position is easy and THEN questions and answers flow between me and Bella 😉


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Training Tip – Familiarisation with a small flag

Bella was quite reactive/scared of the small flag last year when I first introduced her to it. Since then we’ve been working more on our connection and friendship and today was a good opportunity to try the flag out again SO, here is the video of it.


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Training Tip – Sidle to mounting block left and right

Training your horse to come to the mounting block for me is an essential technique. To train them to come on either side is not only a good technique but also fun and helps them, and us, to be more symmetrical. I taught Bella to sidle on the left when we started to back her last September. Coming over on the right I started a couple of weeks ago I think and now it’s fun to try either…or both…



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