Don’t know what level you are? No problem, after this week you will find out, and because of that, you will know how to progress from there.
Playing with a horse on the ground teaches the horse to follow the “feel” of the rope, which will translate to following the “feel” of the rein. Whether you are teaching something new, reinforcing, or refining a concept to a horse of any age, playing with a horse on-line with one rein, or two improves your timing and focus.
Take the skills that you have learned on-line and test your communication without a rope. Is your body language clear enough that your horse can understand your movements and gestures without a rope? When your horse has a choice, would he choose to be with you?
Learn to ride with very precise aids so your horse can understand you without a bridle. Move the different body parts in rhythm with your horse. Teach your horse to do in his body exactly what you do in yours! Learn to dance. Become a more balanced, fluid rider that is connected to your core.
Use what your have learned with your horse out on the trail and see the beautiful Wyoming countryside.