Sections in On-Line/ Liberty/ Freestyle Riding for Levels 1-3. 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-line 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.