Leonard’s first day officially neck reining!

The transition into the “big boy bit” takes time, years to do it right. But today all the pieces came together.

He’s soft, listens to the pressure like he’s done it forever! That’s how it’s supposed to be! New things aren’t supposed to feel new to the horse if you set them up to succeed! That’s exactly what happened today and the horses calm reaction to new things will let you know you did your homework correctly.

Today was day 1 of Leonard now being a “senior horse” in shows since he’s 6 years old now he’s expected to know enough snd be ridden one handed. He made me very proud today and took it all in stride!

Patience, consistency and immediate gratitude towards the horses slight try. I’m constantly petting their necks when they’re doing well.

Published by Jillian

I specialize in problem horses, youngsters, horse rehabilitation and achieving softness and a better relationship between horse and their rider. I not only train horses but humans as well. Not your typical riding lesson but I can, if you so choose, teach you to train your horse! I’m always available to help answer questions or share photos or videos upon request to better illustrate my advice. I’ve mastered the “don’t break the bank” way of keeping your horse healthy and cared for while on a budget. If you walk into almost any large barn in Oregon you’re bound to meet a horse I trained or sold! I’ve trained over 623 horses and counting! I post updates as I receive them from clients and buyers. Thank you for taking the time to browse and hopefully learn something new!

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