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LIBERTY 

TOPICS and LEVELS

Photo Credit:
Sedrick Hicks -
PS91 Digital Arts


 

Intro/Novice

Small Area (round pen)

*Establish your Unstoppable Mindset/The sky is NOT the limit*

Basic Yields on the line (back up, sideways, send, draw)

*Circles (send out) at the trot

*Draw (bring back from the circle)/walk

*Initiate close range circles/walk

*Changes of direction/walk

*Sideways around you

*Back up in front of you

*At the shoulder walking inside circles 

*At the shoulder transitions (walk-stop-back up)

*At the shoulder outside walking circles

*Beginning steps of the lay down

*Establish your Unstoppable Mindset/The sky is NOT the limit*

Stop Cue

*Transitions (walk-trot-walk-stop-back up) on a small/medium size circle

*Draw with more energy (bring back from the circle) - trot

*Close range circles and Large Circles/trot

*Changes of direction/trot

*At the shoulder sideways 

*At the shoulder walking and trotting leg-yield away and to you

*At the shoulder transitions (trot-walk-stop-back up)

*At the shoulder outside trotting circles

*Refining the stick cues for the lay down

*Teaching the sit from the lay do

Intermediate/

Distinguished

Square pen and/or Medium Size Area

ADVANCED

Medium to Large Area

*Establish your Unstoppable Mindset/The sky is NOT the limit*

Transitions on a medium-large circle (canter-walk-stop-back-up -canter)

*Draw with more energy - canter

*Cantering Close range circles and Cantering Large Circles

*Changes of direction/trot and canter/simple and flying lead change

*At the shoulder Leg Yield and Half Pass/Trot and Canter

*At the shoulder transitions/ Canter-Stop-Back Up-Canter and Canter-Walk-Canter

*Correct Leads

*Weaning off the stick for the lay down

*Lay down lay on the side

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POSTURE FOCUSED

TRAINING

(PFT)

BENEFITS and TOPICS

Videostill:
Sedrick Hicks -
PS91 Digital Arts


 

PFT BENEFITS

PFT CAN HELP IMPROVE THE HORSE'S:

*Mental Focus/Attentiveness

*Relaxation Level

*Lateral and Vertical
Balance


*Strength

*Quality of Stride

*Engagement

*Power

*Collection

*Health - Longevity

PFT under on the GROUND

LEARN 

*Clarity of cues, your body's position and direction 

*Yields of each horse's body part as well as the whole horse

* Up and Downward transitions

*Lateral and vertical flexion and stretch (address tension issues)

*How to engage the horse's hind legs

*Establish lateral and vertical balance (address leaning issues) 

 

*Increase relaxation, responsiveness, connection and improve posture

*Collection

*Maneuvers and their benefits: Haunches In, Shoulders In, Leg Yields, Half Passes, Simple and Flying Lead Changes and more...

PFT under SADDLE

LEARN 

*Clarity of cues, your body's position, weight distribution and focus

 

*Contact with the reins (address problems: lack of contact, leaning, heavy on the rein) and rein positions.  

*Yields of each horse's body part as well as the whole horse

* Up and Downward transitions

*Lateral and vertical flexion and stretch (address tension issues)

*How to engage the horse's hind legs

*Establish lateral and vertical balance (address leaning issues) 

 

*Increase relaxation, responsiveness, connection, and improve posture

*Collection

*Maneuvers and their benefits: Haunches In, Shoulders In, Leg Yields, Half Passes, Simple and Flying Lead Changes and more...

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