Darrell's goal in
training for under saddle work, is to teach the
horse to respond, through in-hand ground work,
to all the cues which a rider will use when
To this end, he wants the horse to start,
stop, back, and turn both right and left.
With repeated practice of these ground
maneuvers, the horse will have those cues
'built in' before the first ride. In this video,
watch as 'Clinton' learns to yield to pressure
on the bit, moving as Darrell guides him.
At this point in training, Darrell is not
concerned about perfect frame, or cadence. This
is the very most basic phase; Start, Stop,
Turn, Back up.
Refinement and finesse will build on this
foundation as Clinton's training progresses.
Zippin Clinton Cuervo. Two year old Paint, just