Basic Training with David O'Connor

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Twelve: Leading though water promo image

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Twelve: Leading though water

Training a horse to go through water takes preparation and patience

Basic Training with David O'Connor | Episode Ten: Mounting promo image

Basic Training with David O'Connor | Episode Ten: Mounting

Teach your horse to stand still at a mounting block

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Eleven: Spooking promo image

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Eleven: Spooking

Go by a scary object rather than toward it

Basic Training with David O'Connor | Episode Nine: Hill work promo image

Basic Training with David O'Connor | Episode Nine: Hill work

Staying perpendicular to the ground is key

Basic Training with David O’Connor | Episode One: Introduction promo image

Basic Training with David O’Connor | Episode One: Introduction

Establishing the lines of communication

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Seven: Loading promo image

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Seven: Loading

How to address trailer-loading problems

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Six: Safe Turnout promo image

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Six: Safe Turnout

Maintain control and require patience

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Five: Stall Safety promo image

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Five: Stall Safety

Avoid mishaps by commanding a horse’s attention

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Four: Pressure Lines promo image

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Four: Pressure Lines

Establish your framework for problem solving

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Three: Longeing promo image

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Three: Longeing

Strong, clear aids direct a horse’s movement

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Two: Yields promo image

Basic Training by David O'Connor | Episode Two: Yields

How to use pressure and release