Treatment Type: Training Techniques
Rated for: Quarab (American Quarter Horse x Arabian Cross)
Posted Nov. 27, 2017
Whether you are correcting bad behavior in a horse, whether starting out a new or young horse, or whether you're just exercising your horse - the way the horse acts on the ground towards you is how you can expect him to behave with you in the saddle. If your horse is all over the ring, not focused on you or shows aggression towards you on the ground, it is time for you to teach him respect. Respect is a vital part in a stable relationship between horse and rider and respect starts on the ground.
For riders who wants to compete in Western Pleasure, where judging is on manners and the horse's disposition, lunging for respect may be the biggest difference between a win or a loss.