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4 Major Action points of the horse and ground control

4 Major Action points of the horse and ground control

By on Mar 11, 2015 in SLIDER, Training |

Major Action Points (M.A.P diagram)

I personally like to see my horse as 4 Major body parts, not a whole horse.

1. Head                                                                                 2. Neck

3. Shoulders and 2 legs                                                    4. Hind quarters and 2 legs

 

6 DIRECTIONS (clock face diagram)

Horses can only move in 6 directions. The key to becoming safer and more successful with horses is to be able to move your horses M.A.P in 6 Directions when we ask them too!!

1. Forward                                                                                            2. Backwards

3. Left                                                                                                    4. Right

5. Up                                                                                                      6. Down

Ground Control with you and your horse

“Ground control is about preparing the horse mentally, physically and emotionally for the transition to riding. Remember, you ride the horse you prepare from the ground “ ~ Jo Sheval

4 Major Action Points of a Horse

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise 1:

  • Can you swing a rope in a forward motion with both hands
  • Catch your lead rope off both your elbows
  • Slap the ground with your stick and string and lead rope
  • Tie a horseman’s knot with your halter
  • Tie a quick release knot with your lead

 

Exercise 2:

Trust Me Process

  1. Trust me, Trust My Equipment
  2. Trust me, Trust Pressure
  3. Trust me, Trust Moving out & around
  4. Trust me, Trust Solid Bond
  5. Trust Me, Trust Backing
  6. Trust Me, Trust Tight Places
  7. Trust Me, Trust Moving Sideways

“A cushion of air must be maintained at all times between you and your horse.” Ray Hunt

 

Exercise 3:

Bend the Major Action point #1 the HEAD to 3 o’clock & 9 o’clock

Big Picture:

Principle:

What’s creating the discomfort? How will you create comfort? Where will this fit into the big picture?

 

Exercise 4:

Move Major Action point #4 – the hindquarters to 3 o’clock & 9 o’clock

Big Picture:

Principle:

What’s creating the discomfort? How will you create comfort? Where will this fit into the big picture?

 

Exercise 5:

Move Major Action point #3 – the shoulders to 3 o’clock & 9 o’clock

Big Picture:

Principle:

What’s creating the discomfort? How will you create comfort? Where will this fit into the big picture?

 

Exercise 6:         

Move the MAP backwards towards to 9 o’clock

Big Picture:

Principle:

What’s creating the discomfort? How will you create comfort? Where will this fit into the big picture?

 

Exercise 7:         

Move the MAP backwards in a circle to the right

Big Picture:

Principle:

What’s creating the discomfort? How will you create comfort? Where will this fit into the big picture?

 

Exercise 8:

Move the MAP backwards in a circle to the left

Big Picture:

Principle:

What’s creating the discomfort? How will you create comfort? Where will this fit into the big picture?