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Watch and benefit from six hours of Neil Davies at his dedicated best.
Neil’s detailed how-to and why-to explanations of how horses think and learn make this Online Clinic invaluable.
Watch while Neil helps riders and owners with their horses. See the changes and improvements happen, in real time, right before your eyes.
Neil demonstrates and discusses each crucial step towards changing your horse’s attitude from confrontation to co-operation.
Improve your relationship with your horse and enhance every riding experience.
18 lessons packed full of information. More than six hours of video.
Lesson 1 with Cheeky: Basic Ground Positions
Learn the basic ground positions. How being definite and consistent teaches a horse to relax. The importance of forward movement. How to make things easy and pleasant when the horse does as you ask, and slightly unpleasant when he isn’t doing as you ask. Why decisions have to come from the handler, not the horse. The importance of rubbing a horse’s head and giving him a break. How to teach a horse to move exactly where I ask, in the gait I ask, at the speed I ask. How to teach a horse to move around me on the ground. See the change in the horse’s attitude at the end of the lesson.
Lesson 2 with Cheeky: The Importance of Forward Movement
The importance of disciplining yourself. Why one step you didn’t ask for, is one too many. Using the ground positions for saddling. Teaching the horse to concentrate on the handler at all times. Making things easy and pleasant to stand and unpleasant to move. Coming back a step instead of asking for more. How the ground positions are used for everything you want to do with your horse. Resistance to forward movement when ridden. The importance of balancing the amount of feed with the amount of work. Lungeing to get rid of excess energy and how this changes the horse’s attitude.
Lesson 3 with Cheeky: On the Road to a Better Attitude
The importance of correct forward movement. The simplicity of teaching a horse to back up. The importance of working on both sides. Using ground positions for leg handling, worming and more. The best halter, lead rope and bridle to use. The importance of using a long stick. The four definite ground positions. How to be definite and consistent on the ground. Teaching the horse to concentrate on me and what I want. Three things to concentrate on.
Lesson 4 with Cheeky: Lungeing, and Being Definite and Consistent
Lungeing to assess energy levels before I ride. Warming up under saddle. Overcoming resistance and teaching the horse to move forward correctly in the trot. Being happy with small improvements and always thinking about next lesson. Concentrating on speed and exactly where the horse moves. Making things easy and pleasant to do I ask under saddle. The importance of letting the horse relax. The simplicity of training.
Lesson 5 with Cheeky: Consistency on the Ground
How consistency leads to co-operation and relaxation. The three things to concentrate on at all times. Getting the horse in a frame of mind where he’s ready to learn. How to teach voice commands.
Lesson 6 with Cheeky: Discipline
How to “warm up” under saddle. A forward, even trot. Shying explained. Getting the horse’s mind on the rider. Why you must always be positive about exactly what you want. The importance of correct circles and how circles lead to more advanced movements.
Lesson 1 with EI – Overcoming Resistance and Moving Forward Correctly
Working with a horse that’s learned run off and resist. How to work with a horse that isn’t moving forward correctly. The horse doesn’t understand how to move forward. Too much feed and not enough work. Not expecting too much first lesson.
Lesson 2 with EI – Establishing the Basics
Showing the horse how to walk a circle on the ground. Teaching the ground positions with an older horse. Working in small increments. The horse must walk around the handler, not the handler walking around the horse. How to be nice to your horse. How to teach a horse to “calm down”. How to stop a horse from pushing over you.
Lesson 3 with EI: Overcoming Excess Energy
Lungeing to get rid of excess energy. Establishing a frame of mind where the horse can relax and learn. Always give the horse a break between lungeing in circles. How to assess energy levels in the horse. Seeing the horse relax and move more forward as he gets the excess energy out of his system.
Lesson 4 with EI: A Relaxed Trot
A more relaxed even trot with longer strides. Teaching the horse to move at my speed, in my gait, in the exact track I want. A relaxed forward walk. The horse is now thinking about the rider instead of other distractions. How to use your legs and seat to guide the horse. A change of attitude when the horse concentrates on the rider and what the rider asks. Shows the importance of letting the horse walk around and relax between more difficult tasks.
Lesson 5 with EI: Remaining Neutral at All Times
How to assess the horse’s energy levels at the beginning of each lesson. How to show the horse what you want. Why punishment isn’t the answer. Why you must concentrate on the same things as your horse at all times. How to introduce voice commands. Why talking to your horse won’t calm him. Why overcoming your own emotions is so important. Why you must remain neutral and not blame your horse.
Lesson 6 with EI: A Lesson with Isabel
Working on the horse’s mind. How to ride every stride. How to stop your horse in an emergency. Why you should you never use the “one rein stop”. How to walk smaller and smaller circles to teach a horse to turn. How to get into a horse’s mind. A lesson with Isabel riding EI. How to drive the horse forward onto contact. How to use your legs, not your hand to gain a horse’s concentration. How to use the reins correctly. Contact explained.
Lesson 1 Trailer Loading
Using the basics to teach the horse to step forward. How to use pressure on the horse’s rear end to teach him to move forward. Start with easy obstacles to step over. Using a mat to step over at first. How to ask for one step before taking the horse away for a break. Don’t push on until the horse becomes upset. How rubbing the horse’s head will help him to relax when stepping over obstacles. Why you must always take the horse off the trailer instead of asking for more. The reason horse’s don’t want to load in a trailer. How to avoid confrontation when trailer loading.
Lesson 2 Trailer Loading
What to do if a horse rushes back. How to make it easy and pleasant to walk into the trailer. What to do when a horse has had bad experiences in the trailer. How to use advance and retreat for trailer loading.
Lesson 3 What to Look For In a Trailer
Why no one can tell any horse to forget bad experiences in the trailer. How to assess a new horse. What to look for when buying a trailer. Good trailer loading habits. How to set your trailer up for loading. Why you should always have a long stick when loading any horse. Safety tips for loading and loading a horse.
Lesson with Peachey
Why you don’t need rope halters. How to teach the basic ground positions with an older horse. What the horse is actually thinking about. Why respect is never the issue. How to hold your position in relation to the horse. How to show the horse to stand and bring his head around. Why rubbing a horse’s head builds confidence. How to get a horse’s mind working for you instead of against you.
The Importance of Ground Positions
Shows the simple ground positions to use with every horse. How the ground positions lead to more advanced movements. How these ground positions will lead to a change of attitude in your horse.
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