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Episode 238: Film Strips, Working with Injured Horses, and More Rope Handling Details

This is the second half of an afternoon conversation.

Dominique has been collecting some topics to discuss from the coaching sessions that are part of my on-line clinics, from the new book, Modern Horse Training, and from conversations she’s seen on the internet. We cover four or five big topics so I have divided the conversation into two parts. In Part 1 we began with a discussion of tying. From there we looked at leading and the importance of signaling your intent so you don’t end up playing a game of red light-green light with your horse.

In part 2 we’ll be looking at another useful metaphor, that of filmstrips and how they can be used to teach patterns both on the ground and under saddle. Then we’ll talk about working with injured horses, and we’ll finish up with how you can use the snap on your lead rope like a toggle switch to create very nuanced tactile cues. We’ll look in particular at how to ask your horse to back up so you aren’t pushing into your horse.

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