Liberty Begins

Learning Horses Archive on July 14, 2008, 6:27

So in my lesson with Ann Kiser this week I wanted to work on 2 things. Beginning my liberty work and the canter. I need both to pass my level 2 and I just didn't know where to start with liberty.

Ann suggested that I start playing all 7 games with my rope on the ground rather than just taking off her halter and leadrope, just to 'test' how my work is. I found some holes (hind end disengagement) and today I took the halter off for the first time.

I played Friendly, driving and porcupine, the first 3 games AT LIBERTY!!!!! My horse didn't leave me once. I was able to send her