Forward motion is apparently a misunderstood topic when it comes to horses. What is it? Why does it matter?
These are questions you may have about it.
The short answer is this when you are in control of it and it is present at your neck and call you have a tool that makes everything work better in your horsemanship experience. When you don’t have control of it your horse is really the one in control. That is why forward motion is so important. Resistance is the thing that rears its ugly head when you ask for movement and you don’t have forward motion working for you.
The key is to stay steady when your horse resist moving forward and apply enough encouragement until the horse decides to move. The very second you feel that decision take place it is then up to you to allow your horse to feel the freedom that come when he or she made the decision to move away from your encouragement!
This process when applied consistently and repetitively is how you gain control of your forward motion.
The better you get at recognizing the try in your horse the better your results will be with your horse.
You are just naturally going to find spots of resistance from your horse when they do not understand what you want from them. This is where understanding and applying controlled forward motion with the reward of release on the other side of the encouragement to overcome the resistance comes into play!
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