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    10-31-2012, 01:15 AM
  #11
Yearling
OK sorry, I have read your previous posts and think I miss understood, what you want are some general if you want result: A you should do: A, B, & C groundwork techniques to achieve it? Is that the sort of thing you are after?
     
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    10-31-2012, 03:24 PM
  #12
Yearling
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Originally Posted by AnrewPL    
OK sorry, I have read your previous posts and think I miss understood, what you want are some general if you want result: A you should do: A, B, & C groundwork techniques to achieve it? Is that the sort of thing you are after?
I work with a few people who are completely new to ground work and are always asking me questions. I am horrible at trying to get across what I mean clearly as for the confusion in the thread But yes I think you get my point.

General information with a textbook horse. I know every horse will react differently but for the most part the basics are all still the same. I am looking for a good post(s) to refer people to when they ask me what ground work is and why it is used. Or how they can use it with their horse.

I am lucky enough to have a trainer on hand to help me when I have questions but a lot of my friends can't afford a trainer to come teach them ground work on their already well behaved show horses.
     
    10-31-2012, 06:29 PM
  #13
Showing
I've had a chance to read several exerpts on Horse Agility as explained by the author. In clear, easy to understand terms she explains why certain preliminaries are done, from haltering, leading to approaching an obstacles. This is one of the better groundwork preps. That I've seen or read. Even for a beginner, if she/he follows the sequence, a good relationship with the horse will come about. Something she stresses is that the horse is allowed to make mistakes and that we are to be patient.
     
    10-31-2012, 08:00 PM
  #14
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
I've had a chance to read several exerpts on Horse Agility as explained by the author. In clear, easy to understand terms she explains why certain preliminaries are done, from haltering, leading to approaching an obstacles. This is one of the better groundwork preps. That I've seen or read. Even for a beginner, if she/he follows the sequence, a good relationship with the horse will come about. Something she stresses is that the horse is allowed to make mistakes and that we are to be patient.
Can you supply links? We work with a lot of volunteers at the horse rescue who ask a lot of questions. I am not all that "experienced" in the training department. I still have a trainer on hand that I can call when I get stuck. Less and Less often now

But anyways my point being I am also horrible at explaining things. What makes sense to me often doesn't make sense to other people. I have nothing to refer them too other than expensive videos. $600 for a dvd and booklet kit. I'd rather just hire a trainer and learn from that trainer and at $600 I could afford a couple trainers. Sorry tangent....

What you describe is what I think I am looking for. Thanks!
     
    10-31-2012, 08:20 PM
  #15
Yearling
OK. I think I understand, you just want a coherent reference to which you can refer people when they ask about stuff you feel you have trouble expressing. That’s a good idea, and I’m new to the forum and haven’t explored it a great deal, and just don’t have the time to do so honestly, so there could be one on here; there’s probably some people that can point you in the right direction. Having said that though I’d be willing to bet that since it is a forum, with input from many and varied sources the info there could be a bit fragmented or even contradictory. It might still be better to just tell people who ask you about it to find a book, Like the original Pat Parelli one (surely he can’t be charging that much for it, a book like that shouldn’t cost more than 30 - 40 dollars and that’s in Australia, everything is expensive here, otherwise, there’s something wrong with the world) and tell them to read it. Probably if they read a book, not necessarily going the whole hog, as it were, and lashing out on the whole DVD package etc, combined with your help you could probably get stuff through to people?
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