Ground work is the foundation for a well-balanced, respectful relationship with your horse.
In her book, 101 Ground Training Exercises for Every Horse and Handler, best-selling author Cherry Hill outlines a series of in-depth exercises designed to foster trust and respect from your horse. Hill covers the basics, such as haltering and leading. She also covers more advanced exercises, such as ground-driving and obstacle work.
During training, Hill suggests that you consider your horse’s expression and demeanor and be aware of how your inner state affects your horse’s ability to perform.
If you desire a deeper, more connected relationship with your horse, ground work can help—and Hill offers you 101 opportunities.