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Step 13 – Observations

Step 13 - Observations

Now that the Creating Connection Through Change in Focus is working well (or you would not have moved on), it’s time to introduce you to the groundwork playlist.

From this point forward, we are going to start the day by asking yourself if you are ready to move on yet or not.   Think back to the podcast on Pass/Fail.

After watching today’s videos, we would like you to go out and halter your horse.  Then take them to either a round pen or an arena.  Then observe:  what does your horse tend to do if you just stand there in front of them?  

Do they move?  Are they twitching at all in the muzzle area?  What was it like catching them, were they easy to catch?  When you led them to the place where you are standing, how did that go?  Today is just an observation. 

This little exercise and the entire “flowchart” which is the next step, is where we are not ASKING anything of our horse (ok, you may have asked them to walk with you to the area you are going to work in, but once you get there, you are not going to ask for anything).  You are simply responding to what they do.  We are not training them.  We are attuning to them.  We are helping them feel better about themselves.  But, that is tomorrow. Today we are just observing so that when we watch the video explaining the Flowchart you will be armed with information about what you observed today.

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.

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