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HORSEMANSHIP

Have your horse trained by Colton Woods Horsemanship.

Enable your horse to reach their fullest potential with the very best education they deserve and you can enjoy!

WHAT WILL MY HORSE LEARN?

WHAT WILL MY HORSE LEARN?

In the Foundational Education Program your horse will learn all of the CWH Foundation skills in the round pen, through ground work as well as while ridden to the best of their ability. Regardless of breed, discipline or what problem you may be navigating with your horse- every horse’s education starts in Phase I: The Foundation. Throughout your horse’s training they will receive experience in and out of the arena, navigate obstacles, learn to stand relaxed while tied, accept a bridle easily and safely stand still to be mounted. 

Day to Day Handling & Management


  • Good to Catch
  • Leads willingly & with regard
  • Yields in paddock or stall away from gate/door
  • Picks up all 4 feet
  • Loads into trailer
  • Stands quietly while tied up




Round Pen


  • Direction control
  • Speed control
  • Hooking on / Drawing
  • Turns to the inside and outside
  • Ground driving without reins




Ground Work


  • Hindquarter yield
  • Forequarter / shoulder yield
  • Backing
  • Direct and drive
  • The dance
  • Lateral flexion
  • Circling with softness
  • Leading
  • Confidence building with lead rope, flag, and lunge whip




Ridden


  • Stands to be saddled
  • Willingly accepts the bridled
  • Stands secure to be mounted
  • Lateral Flexion while maintaining balance through the ears and body
  • Turn on the Forehand (Inside front)/Disengagement of the Hindquarters
  • Backing with Hindquarters Reaching in Reverse
  • Leg Yield
  • Turn on the Haunches/Yielding the front quarters
  • Stage One: Backing Circles
  • Maintain bend around the inside leg with softness in the pole and back/loin at W/T/C
  • Able to maintain energy and physical engagement while being guided and receiving direction/steering at W/T/C (does not break gate or become bracey through the body)
  • Stops off of two reins from W/T/C
  • Vertical Flexion in the Back Up, Standstill & began in the W/T





PHASE I: 90-DAY FOUNDATION PROGRAM