These are the steps that I've completed with Trigger so far on his tune up:
- Groundwork - lateral flexion in a halter & bridle at a standstill
Trigger in just 6 rides has progressed in his body control foundation training (generally called Western Performance Horse Development) by doing lateral flexion at all the gaits and vertical flexion up to the point of starting to understand at the lope. He is still not solid on vertical flexion at any of the gates or what we call collection but he is starting to understand. Collection is a big part of body control or western performance horse development training.
The owner of Trigger has decided to give Trigger a break because of his great progress, so stay tuned where I will pick up on this tune up and share my story in future articles.
I want to thank Cathy for the opportunity to share Trigger's tune up with everyone.
Questions & comments are always welcome.
Putting my spin on body control, western performance horse development and collection.
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