Australian Equine Behaviour Centre - www.aebc.com.au Elsa Willans-Davis is a full-time trainer at the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre in Broadford, Victoria. She is adept at training and teaching all facets of the AEBC training system from foundation training through to problem solving, dressage and jumping.
Ground work / handling
Series: Setting Good Ground Rules Series
Australian Equine Behaviour Centre - www.aebc.com.au In this Part 2 of our series I will explain how I train the basic responses of “go forward” and “stop” from the ground. Before you start
Many people wrongly expect the horse will know he is supposed to stand still when he is tied up or is in a horse box, when in reality we should first train every horse that once you ask him to stop, he should not move nor follow you until you ask him to do so with your lead rope or reins. This is what we call 'Park'.
Australian Equine Behaviour Centre - www.aebc.com.au
In the last article, Part 4 of this series, I explained why and how I train horses to yield the shoulders. The next training task is to teach him to yield his hindquarters.
Australian Equine Behaviour Centre - www.aebc.com.au Head control The prerequisites to training head control in hand are training your horse to go, stop, step back, and park at obedience level (see parts 1 – 5 of the series).
Angela Brown’s business is training: both horses and people. She didn’t begin her equestrian journey until she got her first horse at the age of 28 and perhaps entering the horse world as an adult gave her a fresh perspective. In Angela’s line of work, working with horses is as simple as two concepts: mastering the basics and staying safe.