Shoulder Loosening Exercise

This Exercise is taught to your horse in steps to help him to learn to be calm and relaxed for his front limb exercises. If he can’t do the first step properly then give him time and don’t rush him to get to the rotation exercise as he is telling you he is not ready yet. When people have rushed this stage it results in the horse being tense every time he picks his feet up in the presence of people resulting in muscle tightness and imbalance

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Teaching a Circle on the Lunge

Work your horse on the lunge line ensuring that he is able to carry himself with his head and neck softly flexed to the inside of the circle and that he is not falling onto his inside shoulder. Practice walking him in straight lines for short distances so that he learns how to carry himself straight.

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