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Does anyone here do liberty?

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  • carolyn resnick and cynthia royal
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    03-24-2012, 12:29 PM
I think you've done a great job. Liberty work was a huge turnaround for a most fearful horse and allowing him a say. When I introduced something new and he couldn't deal with it, he could leave at any time. At first he did and that was ok. Often when a horse knows he's allowed to escape with no repercussion, they will choose to stay. I never tie my horses and they remain because they can leave.
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    03-24-2012, 02:19 PM
Saddlebag, shame on you for introducing me to new trainers! Now I have a wish list of videos I have to save up for!

I really liked Cynthia Royal's web site and the video clips of her work, Carolyn Resnick seems to have good methods too, but didn't resonate with me the way Cynthia Royal did, just personal taste.
    03-24-2012, 02:36 PM
Awesome! I think I will check out those trainers as well :)
    03-24-2012, 02:37 PM
Did you watch road to the horse? I think that was horsemanship at its finest!
    04-02-2012, 08:36 PM
Ive heard of it before but, what is Liberty?
    04-02-2012, 08:46 PM
Liberty means that the horse is completely free. No restraints like halter or lead rope. It can be taught without any restraint throughout the training process, but that takes a TON of skill to do properly. I taught my boy starting with a halter and lead, slowly refining and softening my cues until I didn't need the lead any more.
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    04-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Oh I see, thank you.
    04-04-2012, 03:44 AM
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You've done a great job!

I do liberty with my gelding, too. I started out with a halter and a lead line, but now I do most of the work without them - however, still in an enclosed outdoor arena, because he sometimes tends to drift away in case we lose the connection. It is a really enlightening experience to achieve the connection and maintain it during the training. I have also started riding him tackless and, as for now, we're doing pretty well, although some things have yet to be refined.
    04-04-2012, 12:33 PM
Simply amazing and beautiful! I can't wait to start doing liberty with the new horse :)
    04-07-2012, 10:50 AM
Lovely. Beautifully light. Well done.

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