You have tried the Standing Still & Present Flowchart for a couple of days now. Did you know that you can easily print it from the FAQ page if you haven’t already. The following videos are some of the common problems that you may encounter while trying to get to the Standing Still & Present phase.
As you continue to practice this foundational exercise, if you find that your horse isn’t standing still and present as soon as you enter your usual working area, continue to practice the flowchart until they consistently achieve this state.
Additionally, explore more videos that demonstrate the flowchart in action, often recorded at clinics and expos. This will provide you with a deeper understanding and more practical knowledge to apply with your horse.
Remember the valuable tip about recording yourself during these sessions. It’s an excellent way to further analyze and refine your technique.
Keep working on the flowchart exercises until your horse transitions smoothly from the moment you catch them to leading them to the working area, where they stand still and remain present for the majority of the time. You’ll know it’s time to move on when you no longer observe your horse twitching for extended periods, and you start feeling that it’s becoming routine. Trust your intuition and reflect on the insights from the passing grade podcast as you progress.
Then and only then will you move on to Step 18.
Remember how to navigate this course? Just click on the topics below under Lesson Content. Then at the bottom of each topic, there will be a button to move you to the next topic. If you click on Next Lesson at the bottom of this page without going through all the topics, you will feel lost! LESSONS = STEPS and the TOPICS = What we want you to learn about during that step.