Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
Yep, there are probably hundreds of different ways to do it, but most probably have the same intentions and or principals at heart. What I would recommend is that you have a read of some books, like Pat parelli’s, or Monty Robert’s or Clinton Anderson’s or whoever’s, Personally I learned the PP way, but I’m no evangelical here to prosthelytize, so choose the one you understand the clearest, the one that speaks to you the clearest and learn how to do that. At first, I’d recommend you stick to one way to do it. At a later stage I’d recommend you learn as many different ways as possible, but at first just pick one, and get it down. The main reasons being this will give you a foundation from which you will draw. And importantly, the groundwork you learn will set up the horse for what happens on its back. So if you have two totally mismatched systems, one for the ground and one for on their back, you might run into trouble.
But as your experience grows go out and learn more, just remember that what happens on the horses back begins on the ground so whatever you do needs to be compatible and consistent.