ANSC311-Driving

ANSC311-Driving - Maddi Williams Driving with Consistency...

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Maddi Williams Driving with Consistency Everyone is looking for that horse that can stop on a dime, spin like a top, and change leads so gracefully it goes unnoticed. There is a lot a horse must learn before he can do such advanced maneuvers. Consistency of the horse and trainer is the most important attribute to training and progressing a young horse. One specific area which requires steady and consistent cues from the trainer is driving. Driving is a tool that enables the trainer to control speed and direction from the ground. It is an excellent prelude to mounting a young horse for the first time, since it provides better control and the horse becomes more “bridlewise.” By driving a young horse you teach him to move forward, turn, and stop. Consistent cues from the trainer are especially important during the first few days of driving. The young horse will need to get used to the driving lines dangling over his rump and around his hocks before any actual driving takes place. If the lines upset the horse in the
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