Ground Skills

The foundation of success with horses.

What do you want on the ground with your horse? Is it different from what you’ve got?

Many horses cannot perform relatively simple tasks like leading calmly, or standing still for grooming or mounting, and yet are ridden regularly. You can set the scene for a ready understanding of each other when on board, and avoid a great deal of aggravation and risk, if you know what you are doing on the ground!

Groundwork skills enhance your education, connection and understanding of horses. Join-Up™ or “catching”, leading,  “lungeing”, working in hand with flexions and rein aids,  “manners” in the stable and around the yard, long lining, spook-busting,  loading, clipping…. we can improve all this and more to develop a calm, happy, easy-to-manage horse.