Treatment Name: Training Methods: Ground Work
Treatment Type: Training Techniques
Rated for: American Quarter Horse, Clydesdale, Shire Horse, Shetland Pony, American Paint Horse, Thoroughbred, Missouri Fox Trotter, Tennessee Walking Horse
Posted Sep 11, 2017
I cannot praise groundwork enough. Doing proper groundwork with good technique will save you massive amounts of time and frustration under saddle. Doing groundwork is like reading a textbook before class: sure, you might get through the class without doing the reading, but if you did your homework, everything will make more sense in the lecture and you will retain more. That's the concept for the horse. He will learn more quickly and retain information if you prep with groundwork. I start a lot of colts, and I will never mount one before I am confident that the horse has mastered the groundwork portion of my program.