Groundwork builds confidence
Tank practiced some groundwork today. Working with horses on the ground is a great way to engage their brains, allow them to work out problems and gain confidence. Today we worked on flexing, bending and then quietly stepping up onto the bank. Just let him hang out with his front end on the bank. After a minute, asked him to bring his hind-end up the bank and then we quietly walk off the sloping side. I also think that maybe this helps them stretch out their backs. Equine yoga!