Saturday, May 29, 2010

Day fourteen: riding the bridge

Stevie caught on really quick with this lesson, far quicker than she did when working on the ground.  I find this true of most horses; once they learn to get up on the bridge, they really seem to love it!

Riding up to the bridge:

First time stepping across the bridge

And finally, standing, relaxing on the bridge: 

Keep watching... I hope to get the videos of these training sessions online soon; it makes it far easier!

Please use caution and common sense.  Horses are large animals, with an exceptional amount of power and strength.  They are also concerned above all with their own personal safety, and will do whatever they feel it takes to keep themselves from harm.  Being individuals that act and react differently, the only certainty you have when working a horse is uncertainty.  I am a professional trainer with twenty plus years experience, yet even with the knowledge I possess, I still get hurt from time to time.  This blog and the accompanying media are for entertainment purposes only.  No responsibility will be assumed for injuries or damages incurred while trying to use these methods at home.  Please ride responsibly; protective gear can save your life!

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