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post #1 of 9 Old 01-31-2020, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Liberty w/ 12 yr old pinto mare, SUPER trustworthy

hey, so i really want to do liberty work with my mare, like the whole follow w/o and ride w/o ANY tack. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-31-2020, 06:34 PM
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hey, so i really want to do liberty work with my mare, like the whole follow w/o and ride w/o ANY tack. Any suggestions?
I just started with Liberty with my dappled mare and I looked at some liberty training books and I sometimes made up my own methods along the way. I watched youtube for the beginning.

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Learning the principles of 'clicker training' would really help you understand how to train this without relying so much on negative reinforcement/punishment.
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My daughter has been using this book and it's been going really well:

Trick Training for Horses: Fun Ways to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Horse
This is more about "tricks" than about just having your horse follow you. If you want your horse to follow you, just keep cookies in your pocket LOL. But it lays a good foundation for training your horse.


For bitless / bridleless, I liked this book:

Riding Free: Bitless, Bridleless or Bareback
They spent a LONG time going over groundwork and making sure your horse understood cues before actually getting to the neck circle riding stuff. Which is as it should be -- important to get a solid foundation first.
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-06-2020, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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thanks, i really want to start doing liberty work with her bc shes super trusting, i think it would be a good way for us to really connect more
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-06-2020, 03:58 PM
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^Liberty is a great way to gain more trust ,& a better connection too.
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I recently started the basics of liberty with my mare. Check out Sam Vanfleet on YouTube she has some good liberty videos on there!
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For bitless / bridleless, I liked this book:

Riding Free: Bitless, Bridleless or Bareback
They spent a LONG time going over groundwork and making sure your horse understood cues before actually getting to the neck circle riding stuff. Which is as it should be -- important to get a solid foundation first.
^^^^^^^ This before anything else.

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