Treatment Type: Training Techniques
Rated for: American Quarter Horse
Athens, Georgia, United States
Posted Mar. 12, 2018
I am a firm believer that a good horse requires adequate ground work. Ground work allows a horse to learn your body language and use it for communication. Ground work also gives a horse an opportunity to build trust. I would like to add that ground work is not equivalent to lunging a horse mindlessly. Ground work is desensitizing them to scary objects, teaching them to move off of pressure, and getting them to relax their entire bodies. I recommend watching a few natural horsemanship clips to get a feel for the goals at hand.