PRINCIPLES, PHILOSOPHY & APPROACH
How to refine and be more particular with your horse while being fair | Horsemanship Principles
Another segment from a Private Clinic at the Colton Woods Horsemanship home base where Colton shares a key principal and approach to taking our horsemanship and our horse's education to the next level. Being more precise, particular, focused and clear and essential for advancement. In this brief discussion Colton breaks down how he starts refining and approaching refinement in maneuvers such as the back up and in a general horsemanship manner. Huge thank you to Patrick King Horsemanship for the use of the Pixio camera during the clinic!
Teaching your horse to WAIT for your next request | Counter Moves | Horsemanship Principles
This key principal of counter moves is extremely fundamental in teaching a horse to become responsible for themselves and to wait on the rider for the next cue. In this video clip from a private clinic, Colton works with Danny and his horse on some key principals to help our horses wait for our next request, how to stay between our hands and legs as well as a shoulder control/turn on the haunches exercise. Huge thank you to Patrick King Horsemanship for letting us borrow the Pixio camera during the clinic!
How much grace should I give my horse?
Being able to evaluate where your horse is in their education, current state (mentally, physically, emotionally & spiritually) and map where you are going (not necessarily in just the current ride- that matters too- but also long term) are all important pieces to deciding how much 'grace' would be appropriate for you horse. It's routinely seen that folks give horses too much grace for too long while others tend to not give enough or start shortening up that grace period too early or too quickly. It's a balancing act that depends on your situation. However in this video, Colton discusses how much grace he gives young colts as well as how he evaluations and continues progressing towards more refinement. Huge thank you to Patrick King Horsemanship for letting us borrow the Pixio camera during the clinic!
Its Clucking Pressure!
Having an understanding on what it takes to teach the basic concepts is extremely important when pursuing even the highest level of riding in any discipline. One of the most basic cues we teach our horses is the 'cluck' or 'kiss', however many people fail to consciously recognize that horses are not born naturally understanding our meaning behind this verbal cue. Here Colton puts a fun twist on recognizing and stressing the importance on understanding what the true meaning behind 'clucking' really is. For more information on Clinics, Training, Lessons and more visit www.coltonwoodshorsemanship.com