Teach Your Horse to Line Up and Stand at the Mounting Block (With Positive Reinforcement or a Clicker)

Do you want your horse to willingly line up to be ridden and to immediately connect with you when you’re in the saddle? Then this video is for you!

I show you the process I took when working with a mare who bolted as soon as anyone tried to mount.

This technique taught Lubie:

  • How to line herself up to be mounted
  • To stay connected with the rider as the person moved from the ground to the saddle (this is a big one as many horses lose connection when you mount leading to more anxious ridden behaviour than groundwork)
  • To stand still calmly once the rider was on board and wait while the girth’s adjusted etc and you’re both ready to move off together
  • That she could choose to line up or not and have a say in being ridden, giving her the ability to say when it was too much and when she’s happy to be mounted.

As you can see, it changed everything – all calmly, positively and with NO drama or dangerous behaviour.

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