Leonard graduated to “one handed” riding! Big boy is now in the shank snaffle!

We have been working on neck reining slowly for years. We worked on softening for years, so the transition to neck reining wasn’t anything to “write home about” to mister Leonard.

He accepted the new bit and the different pressure didn’t phase him at all! That’s how it’s supposed to go when you do your homework right!

When introducing something new, always have more familiar things they can fall back on if they encounter confusion. This creates a solid foundation and “sets the horses up to succeed!”

Leonard’s second time riding in the shank bit and neck reining, cruising around like a pro!

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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