Do you get anxious when riding your horse? How do you keep your horse calm, focused and listening when you ride?
This targeting technique is really simple and I use it for horses and riders at all stages:
# First steps from the mounting block so you’re connected from the start.
# Teaching and refining aids for walk, halt and turn (great for keeping horses who nap, spook or get distracted calm and focused).
# Moving up into higher paces without worrying about losing the attention or control of the horse.
# Introducing or overcoming fear going over poles, spooky obstacles and jumps.
# Keeping horses responsive and safe when riding in open fields.
# Even training bridleless riding!
Most rider anxiety occurs when you feel your horse is tanking off, getting spooky, napping or not listening, so this is a huge piece in building your confidence. Using positive reinforcement (clicker training) is a really effective way to help your horse stay tuned in, responding to your aids and listening to you.
I hope this video shows you how you can use targets to stay safe and feel confident when riding your horse.
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