I use one of the safest, gentlest and most effective ways to teach a horse to be ridden. This method avoids conflict almost completely, by solidly teaching skills in the round pen and from the ground. By teaching this set of skills before I mount for the first time, I minimize the confusion, frustration and fear generally associated with the process.
Setting the horse up to succeed, I ask him for the familiar set of skills. Since he already knows the answer I can reward him with a release. He remains calm because he understands what is being asked of him. This makes the entire experience safe for the horse and rider.
For more information or an evaluation call Christa Petrillo at (707) 688-4358.