Horsemastership Clinics

 


UNIT 1 – THE HERD VISIT


1) Herd Observations.
Which is the most dominant horse in the herd.
Observe the hierarchy list of the herd.
Observe the herd mates.
Understanding the importance of the herd hierarchy.
What are some of the herd rules.

2) How do horses communicate with each other.
Understanding its Natural Instincts.
What are some of those communication signals that the horses use between each other.
Can we interpret them and use them as well?

3) Building a profile of each horse in the herd.
Document specific details of each horse.


UNIT 2


4) Understanding Horse Psychology

Herd Instincts of the horse

The horses mind & how it thinks

Understanding the horses habit patterns

How the horse messages other horses

What does he think?

The horses “safe” zone

Can the handler/rider provide a “safe zone” for the horse

What does the horse react to Anxiety and the horse…Fight & Flight

The horses memory

Vice in a horse


UNIT 3


5) The Importance of Respect & Discipline around the horse.

What is meant by “discipline” in relation to a horse.

The importance of transferring the respect and discipline encountered by each horse in the herd to the same level of

respect the horse has for its for the handler/rider and vice versa.

How do I teach my horse to be disciplined and have respect for me.


UNIT 4


6) Horse Health

Internal Parasite management

External parasite management

Skin Conditions

Feet Condition

The healthy coat.


UNIT 5


7) Working on ground around the horse

The rules

Horses like routine, it being a “safe zone”

Always let your horse know what you are doing so that it does not get surprised.

How to get the horses attention and when do I know that I have it?


UNIT 6


8) Assessing the Physical Structure of the Horse

Pleasure Riding

Performance Horses..Action


UNIT 7


9) Basic Training Factors: The Working Horse

On ground:Long Reining

On Ground:Lungeing

In the saddle: the first steps

At the walk

At the trot

At the canter


UNIT 8


10) Early Training: Mouthing, balancing, settling into a “safe” space

The importance of balancing the horse

Point to point training

The importance of relaxing the horse

When do I need to do it.


UNIT 9


11) Teaching Aids to the Horse

What aid do I need to teach.

What sequence of aids do I need to use to achieve the result I am after.

Where do I start


UNIT 10


12) How to Design a Training Program

What is todays training plan.

How many different options can be put in place to try if the horse has difficulty

How long should the training session be

When do I give the horse time off  from training to “think” about what he is learning.


UNIT 11


13) Advanced Training with Beau Skerrett…the Argentine way

Working with the horse whisperer