- Create opportunities for your horse to be a partner with you in pursuing goals.
- Allow your horse to make work-related decisions whenever appropriate and practical.
#5: Do Right by Those Who Do Right
- Catch your horse doing things right and recognize him/her for it. Recognition should be:
Jackson didn't want to go over this little jump. I let him study it and then he calmly stepped over. He's very pleased with himself and he got lots of praise from me.
#6: Provide What They Need to Succeed
- Clear expectations
- Ongoing feedback
Jackson wasn't too sure about the beach at first. He needed lots of reassurance that the waves washing up were not going to eat his feet.
Jackson has arthritis in his hocks so I need to give him time to rest between days of work.
- Tools and Training