You can’t predict the future, but you can be prepared to bring your horse back to attention. Learn to refocus your horse after a distraction.
Learn how Al Dunning and Warwick Schiller use the humble leg-yield to solve problems and improve a horse.
Is your horse over-flexed through his neck? This leg-yield zigzag will correct that overbridling.
Training and problem solving become easier when you use methods that build connection and trust with your horse.
There’s a common misconception among horses and humans that what we want lies somewhere else. It’s why horses graze on the other side of a fence when the grass is just as green and lush on their side. And why humans long for something—tangible or not—that we don’t have. I call focusing on that other place or thing we want “destination addiction.” Here I’ll discuss why destination addiction can hamper your training and riding progress and how to move away from it once and for all.