Training Performance Horses
Meaghan: Don, I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write that long email to me. I am learning so much from you and I can't wait to get to read the next lesson. I can't wait to start improving Gunny and getting her on the right path.
I have made the mistake of trying to "get the edge off" by lunging and working her hard as soon as we get into the arena. She has learned, just as you said, that working is very unpleasurable. Lately, I haven't been lunging her, just starting out nice and slow, and she has been much more receptive to this idea. It made a light bulb go on in my head.
Thank you kindly, from the bottom of my heart