Upload a photo of your horse being better prepared for the saddle. Your horse might be wearing a saddle, or just allowing you to place the lead rope over their back. The key is progress! Need help? Check out the video lessons in the "Saddling Preparations" Purpose. Need more help? Send us a video for coaching.
We worked on desensitizing Lincoln with a training flag while moving under saddle. We moved the flag around his withers, on the saddle, down his back legs, and around his neck and head. We also flashed the flag over his back and neck, so he could see it in the opposite eye. We also had him hold the flag on his saddle and withers. We rolled his hindquarters after he calmed down with each activity. Overall, Lincoln did well. He was initially startled, but had no significant reaction, and was relatively quick to calm down. His hindquarter roll his still a little tight and rushed. Secondly, we worked on Lincoln pulling a log from his saddle horn, with the log both far away and close up. He did great with pulling the log far away on both sides. Closer up, he became concerned when the log touched his foot, but was quick to recover. We then worked on inside turns and switching the log to the other side of his back. He startled at the rope moving over his hind end and was resistant to doing an inside turn. After doing this a few times, he did an inside turn with no reaction and we ended there.
Upload a photo of your horse coming up to you while you sit on the fence or stand on the mounting block! Need help? Check out the video lessons in the \\\"Up to the Fence\\\" Purpose. Need more help? Send us a video for coaching.
Accept the Advanced Challenge!: Challenge complete!
Upload a photo of you with the horse you will be participating in this Advanced Challenge with. For bonus points, share your pic to the facebook group and tell us what you are hoping to accomplish over the next 60 days. What will be hard? What do you think will be easy?
Trailer Loading From ________: Challenge complete!
Upload a photo of that shows your horse improving their trailer loading because you can send them in the trailer while you remain sitting in a chair! Or better yet, can you load them without a halter on? How still can you keep your feet? Show us your best! For bonus points, share your pic to the facebook group! Need help? Check out the video lessons in the \\\"Liberty Trailer Loading\\\" Purpose. Need more help? Send us a video for coaching.