MOV­ING OVER

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This first ex­er­cise shouldn’t be dif­fi­cult for your horse. Hold­ing him with one hand, touch his in­side hind leg with the whip, which is held in your other hand. “You’re look­ing for him to step over with his in­side hind,” ex­plains Ben. “His shoul­ders will move away slightly too, but keep con­trol of them. “Be happy with one or two steps at first, then stop and praise him. He may get stuck if he’s un­sure what you’re af­ter, but keep ask­ing, and with timely use of “good boy”, he’ll soon un­der­stand. “This is the sort of work that should ide­ally be started at two years old, to pre­vent prob­lems aris­ing in the fu­ture.”

The whip is used gen­tly on the hocks on the in­side hind DE­CEM­BER 2018

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