Body Control, Foundation Training, Safety Training
A Rose by any Other Name Would Smell Just as Sweet
Another common names:
2. 'the basics'
4. foundation training
5. body control,
My Definition of Body Control
Foundation training is the term used to describe the type of basic training that is put on a horse after the horse has been started under saddle and before the horse is then finished in a specialty.
Body control is a more elaborate and detailed version of this foundation training where the horse is taught to move all their body parts via cues. The training goes into a lot more detail, with a lot more exercises to get a horse really trained in the basics.
Western performance horses development is a term that maybe used for this type of body control foundation training. And of course, it exists in the other horse disciplines as well though I can't speak on their behalf as I have no knowledge in that area.
A Quick Check:
I'll be doing more articles on this as the year progresses. The Year of the Rabbit. The Year of the Basic Horse Skills.
Putting my spin on Body Control Foundation training or western performance horse development.
Reinersue - Celebrating 15 years writing for TheRider.com magazine. Thanks Barry!
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