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Starting Romeo - Part 8 - Mounting

November 2018 by Kate Fenner
Kate is the equitation scientist, PhD candidate, equestrian coach (EA and BHS) and horse trainer (John and Josh Lyons Certified Trainer) who founded Kandoo Equine to support owners as they learn how to train their own horses. Kate has developed a series of invaluable, ethical and easy to follow guides for horses and riders of all levels.

In this exclusive training series, Kate Fenner from Kandoo Equine is taking  us deep into the essential foundation lessons for any horse.

Whether your horse is un-started or already going under saddle, but you feel these are areas that need a little work, you’re in the right place.

On this series of articles, Romeo has learned basic handling, including haltering, grooming, picking up feet, tying up and ‘give to the bit’, both at a standstill and at the walk. He also learnt shoulder control in hand and has been habituated to the girth and saddle cloth. He has worked through the long-reining lessons and has been habituated to the saddle.

This month we’re looking at preparing Romeo for safe mounting.