Andrea working on the basics!
Most of the time when horses come here for whatever the problem might be, I have found that going back to the basics goes a long way to fixing the problem. For example. A horse that does not want to load, usually, does not know how to lunge well or take direction. A little work on the ground, working on respect, usually results in a horse that is eager to load.
I have had horses come to me that were bucking their owners off. I put them in my ground work program, and when it’s time to ride they do not offer to buck at all.
Getting a horse to go back to the basics is easy. Getting an owner or rider to go back to the basics is another matter. They, the owners, think that they are beyond the basics and view going back as failure. That’s a shame, because that’s really what most of us, and horses, need. It’s with the basics that you learn and come to understand how more complicated skills are put together.. So try it.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.