Jonathan Field

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Get your horse moving forward

Here are some ways to get the “go button” working and create a willingness to move forward freely.

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From tolerance to acceptance

Handled the right way, the process of teaching your horse to accept the spray from a water hose can lay the groundwork for solving future training problems.

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Bending and balance

If a horse doesn’t have good self-carriage at slow speeds, he will only have more trouble at faster gaits.

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The whole package

To go from “rider” to “true horseman” requires learning all that you can about horses, as well as how to show them leadership.

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The language of horses

It takes time to build a language both you and your horse understand. But by rewarding small steps in the right direction, you will advance your goal, and pretty soon you’ll be having a great conversation.