Our goal is to create a mental
and emotional availability in your horse in order to achieve the
physical response you are asking of your horse. We are not looking for
your horse to "go through the motions" and tolerate what is being asked,
instead we want him to feel "warm and fuzzy" on the inside so that he
offers to "try" for you. Remember we are working with animals that have
their own set of emotions, feelings and thoughts and must consider those
in order to gain their trust and respect.
- To evaluate where your horse is mentally, emotionally, and physically when
you interact with him.
Manners - Does your horse respect your personal space and give
you 100% of his attention when you are handling him?
- Will your horse stand (loose and/or tied) and accept willingly for you to blanket
any part of his body?
- Will your
horse stand still while you clip any part of his body?
- Does he stand quietly and give the foot you asked for while
bearing his own weight?
- Will your horse stand without moving a single foot when you fly
If you present an obstacle while you are on the ground will your
horse address and go over it?
- Does your horse respect your personal space? Will he follow
willingly without rushing under all circumstances? Can you direct
his thought and movement with the lead rope?
- Does your horse accept the longe and give in to pressure or does
he drag you around? Does he
understand and respect voice commands?
Ponying - Can
your horse be ponyed comfortably from either side of another horse while maintaining a
- Does your horse seem compliant
but has “just
one issue” caused by a lack of mental availability which
prevents his physical try?
- Will he freely accept "sending his thought” and attention to
where you would like it to be directed?
- Will your horse accept all aspects of tacking up either loose
or tied without
resistance or excessive movement?
Horses that have 45 days or less interacting with humans.
- Will he first mentally address and then quietly, physically cross willingly when asked?
Will your horse mentally address the trailer without excessive movement?
- Will your horse slowly, quietly, and confidently load and unload?
Trail Riding -
Does walking through the woods or open spaces bother him?
- Does brush, wind, water, logs and ditches cause him to
- Can he walk slowly up and down hills or does he have to
- Can he maintain mental availability to be a “fun” ride
while riding towards,
away from or with a group of horses?
Will your horse stand still when tied to: cross ties, hitching
post, trailer, ground tie, etc.?
- Will your horse stand quietly while bathing him?
The Equestrian Center, LLC- 4455 Selle Road, Sandpoint, ID MAP
Winter Location: Yuma, AZ
Time of training can range from one session to a month or more.