Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Drouin victoria
• Horses: 0
I've just done a Clinic with Carlos Tabernaberri. His idea is that if the horse comes to you in a paddock, follows you while no tools being used eg halter, anytime your horse want to be with you without the addition of any tool, the the horse is at liberty, it can do what it wants but chooses to be with you instead. So I would say you are on the right track and doing great. Can't help you on the training of all those liberty moves that are awesome to watch( I would have no idea LOL) but sounds like you have the right start and bond with your horse for you both to do great, I love to watch people working a horse at liberty , especially when it looks like a dance. To me it shows the greatest bond and trust between horse and human.
However I myself would never teach my own horse to rear ect because I personally don't know enough about it. I think for trainers who teach their horses advanced liberty work for their demonstrations and stuff, its great to watch but you would need to know your stuff 100% because other wise it can become dangerous, you may accidently give the horse the wrong cue at the wrong time and disaster strikes.