Performance Horsemanship Philosophy: Combining Natural Horsemanship with Performance Horse Body Control
I've combined my various show experiences in many different events with natural horsemanship techniques to make my Performance Horsemanship Training Program. Through natural horsemanship techniques I teach my students, both human and horse, to control the five main body parts of the horse-the head, neck, shoulders, rib cage, and hips. When the rider can independently control the different body parts of their horse they are more successful at whatever equine event they wish to participate in. I offer my Performance Horsemanship Training & Lessons to horses and riders of all ages and experience levels.
I have found that the natural horsemanship technique of making the right thing easy and the wrong thing difficult makes learning quicker and easy for the horse. I utilize natural horsemanship groundwork exercises to develop control of the horseâ€™s neck, shoulders, and hips before I begin riding. I also desensitize my training horses to many different objects, including tarps, plastic bags, and log drags. By introducing new objects my training horses are less spooky and I also prevent them from becoming bored.
I am an International Performance Horse Development Association (IPHDA) Professional Trainer. This innovative association has created their own set of progressive Performance Horse Development training patterns. By following these progressive patterns, I can develop the horse's strength and flexibility and create soft and willing horses. IPHDA uses these patterns for Virtual Horse Shows, allowing competitors to win cool prizes without leaving home. IPHDA offers many different online events and opportunities, including Performance Horse Development Shows, Western Dressage Schooling Shows, Groundwork Shows, Judging Competitions, and new Beginner Level Horse and Rider Confidence Building Shows.