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Working in Hand
Teacher: Western Dressage University
Released: 12-02-2011
Level: Beginner
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"Welcome to BRIDLE WORK"

bridle work

  This course is designed to teach your horse key bridle cues from the ground that will prepare you and your horse for riding and training under saddle. You will learn how to use your aids from the ground that you will later transition to riding under saddle. This is the first training step that will lead you from basic ground work, "first ride", to flying lead changes. This is a step-by-step A-Z training program.

Included in this course is:

. Animations.
. Over 100 pages of lesson cue cards.
. Helpful troubleshooting hints.
. Links to helpful concepts
. Detail explanation of the use of aids
. Quizzes to help you retain important points.

These are the eight basic components you will need to build first before you take the first ride.  

"Going Forward"
"Back Up" 
2 "Suppling the body" 6 "Shoulders Over"
"Disengaging Haunches"
"Pivoting on Haunches"
"Side Pass"

The cues/aids you will teach from the ground are the same cues/aids used under saddle. You will want to complete "Bridle Work" before you advance to the "Western Dressage" course. If you skip these exercises, you will have major gaps in you ability to your ability in your ability to communicate with your horse as you progress to the complex maneuvers that follow. Many times in later lessons we will refer back to this course.

This "Troubleshooting Button" is where you will find a quick reference to "Troubleshooting" and a wealth of other problem solving solutions for training ground work.
By purchasing this course, you are entitled to unlimited access to help with any of these exercises. At anytime just click the "Ask a Question" tab on the right side of the screen and submit your question.
. We have added reminder icons to stress important things that you should not forget when training.
. We have made it a special point to highlight key concepts that are very important.
If you need additional instruction, we provide support through forum. Just click on "the forum logo" to get online help.

"Training Rules"
. Exaggerate to teach, refine as you go!
. Be as soft as possible, firm as necessary!
. Do not peck at the horse, "get in" / "get out" "get it done"!
. Ask, Insist, Demand!
. The horse needs to be quieter at the end than the beginning of the lesson!.

"Respect" comes from controlling the horse's feet. The horse will automatically give you his attention and respect when you become his leader by controlling his feet. "Bridle Work" will fix many problems of respect and improve the attention span of the horse if you follow this program.

1 Month: $ 9.99
6 Months: $ 12.99
1 Year: $ 24.99
Western Dressage University
Simplification is the key to success! The more technical you make horse training, the longer it takes to see results. If the handler does not get it, the horse will not get it. Western Dressage University has carefully simplified dressage training so any person or horse will understand the method of dressage.
Western Dressage University is a progressive innovator. We have spent a considerable amount of time and energy to carefully simplify many of the Classical traditions without minimizing the value. It is imperative to train our equine partners without technical confusion. With innovation comes new approaches, ideas, and concepts. WDU was not developed solely just on Classical principles alone, but balances and incorporates both western and classical ideas, concepts, and principles. We hope you enjoy this new progressive approach to equine development know as Western Dressage. 

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Working in Hand 12-02-2011
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 At this point in your horse's training, He/she should be basicly tamed and domesticated. He/she should be able to be handle with a halter and be able to accepct the snaffle bit. 




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