In this video, Josh coaches Mentorship student Robyn Szybunka on how to best introduce a horse to the use of different forms of pressure, starting with being approached, being touched, being asked to move, and being haltered. Josh’s goal is to create a positive first experience for the horse that will shape all future learning. The approach seen here, however, can also be used to re-define pressure and build a better relationship with any horse, regardless of age or level of training.
This video is part of a full-length webinar about introducing the leg aid to the horse. That webinar and many more are archived for online students at JoshNichol.com.
Note: The palomino filly shown here had never been touched prior to being brought to this three day clinic.