This video shows Clinton 26 days into his training. See how he
has incorporated his early ground work to
enable him to carry a rider with no hesitation.
He has been mounted regularly from either side,
and is learning to maneuver all his 'parts' in
response to Darrell's cues, going both forward
and backward. He readily responds to a request
to yield his hindquarters or forequarters, and he
is performing all gaits. Darrell is gradually
introducing the neck rein in concert with the
direct rein. Clinton stops with alacrity, when
asked. Note that it requires no tugging on his face, just
the realignment and 'settling' of the rider's
seat in the saddle or a barely audible "Whoa".
Clinton's head/neck carriage is, for
the most part, level, without restraints or
artificial aids and he is performing in a
relaxed fashion on a loose rein...
Clinton Cuervo. Two year old Paint
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