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Ground manners part 2

So I touched on the basics of manners and respect in leading and grooming. These are the most important building blocks to training a horse. If they are overlooked, certain holes in the horse's later training will appear, and will be harder to deal with.

Lets talk a bit about respect.Respect is an understanding by the horse that you are in charge, and great things can come from you, but also that you have rules and boundaries that need to be obeyed before there can be affection and praise for a job well done.

Ground manners, respect, and transferrence into under-saddle work

All too often we, as humans, underestimate the value of solid ground work with our horses. Most people will make sure a horse can lead properly, or will follow when led, and probably some work on standing still while grooming, making sure the horse understands not to step on the humans feet, those kinds of things. I want to talk about the things that get overlooked.These important "rules" or guidelines we set when working with horses on the ground have direct correlations to the work and respect we get from the animal under-saddle.
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