March 21, 2011
I went to a barn near Elgin, IL and gave lessons/training with three different gaited horses.
My main goal was to the horses to relax, slow their walk, and be able to give their poll slightly. Once the horses were walking relaxed and slowly, then I would ask for a gait. If the gait is smooth, I loosen the reins. If the gait is at all bumpy, I slow the horse down to a walk right away!
Each lesson was just over an hour long. This is the first time I have seen or worked with any of the horses.
By the end of the lessons, the respective owners were able to get their horses to gait a little and they all said it was definitely better than before.
One horse was a Rocky Mountain Gelding, one a Tennessee Walking Horse mare, and the other was a Peruvian Paso mare.
Thanks so much to Kathy, Lori, and Lorna: I had a great time!
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