Monday, 4 March 2013

Faults on the horse show judge’s score card

Minor, major, severe. Most faults carry a numeric penalty.

Trotting through a lead change, breaking gait, late transition, horse behind the bit.

When Things go Wrong in the Show Ring is the topic of one of my clinics at the Can Am Expo Mar 29, 30. Insight into the judge’s score sheet but also into the horse psychology of why mishaps occur and how to prevent them.

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. Henry Ford

Looking at the bigger picture, every “fault” is learning opportunity. Back to the schooling ring with a specific focus. And back to life knowing that we made a mistake and lived through it!

Other Can Am clinics: Training horses: when evidence and traditions collide. A closer look at some popular tack and techniques we use, based on the science of how horses think and learn.

Stuck in Schooling? 5 keys to get through to your horse when he’s not getting it!

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