Some people believe that all you need is love, which of course is true, but when it comes to training horses, all you really need is GROUNDWORK. Groundwork is the key to success in shaping any relationship or bond with your horse. A quote I found says this:
“No hour of life is wasted when teaching your horse groundwork.” – Kim Wende
This past weekend I worked with my horse Sky. I hadn’t ridden her in a while and, honestly, I wasn’t too sure how it was going to go, especially with the -30 cold spell we have been having here in Canada. I decided that instead of riding her I would work with her and do some groundwork. I did a couple groundwork exercises including lunging, liberty, turn on the forehand and on the haunches.