Equine behaviourist and therapist based in Co.Kerry Ireland | LIMA science based horsemanship

Groundwork

Groundwork Levels

Beginner

Cover the basic groundwork exercises and learn how to transition them to ridden. 

  • Standing
  • Sending
  • Direction
  • Leading
  • Long Reining
  • Whoa
  • Paces (walk & trot)
  • Standing for Mounting
  • Ridden Exercises
  • Polework
  • Liberty (groundwork only)

 

Intermediate

Refine groundwork techniques and incorporate canter. 

  • Placing at the mounting block.
  • Flatwork
  • Jumping
  • Obstacles
  • Western
  • Bitless for Dressage
  • Liberty (groundwork & ridden)

 

Advanced

Available to those who have successfully finished intermediate & beginner. 

  • Advanced Liberty
  • Tackless Jumping
  • Coaching

Tailored Planning

All clients will cover every aspect of basic groundwork, but not everyone needs to cover it in the same way and in the same order. We will work on the most important aspects first – important to what you want to achieve and what the horse needs to learn. Through this balance you can learn easier and we will break down together the plan and encorporate it in to your discipline(s).
For example. If you are a TREC competitor and your scores are low in immobility, we will work on this first. There is no point trying to teach the groundwork aids to assist in the slalom until this is mastered.

Assessment

Usually 2hrs, meeting you & your horse at their field/stable/yard. If you have an arena, that is highly beneficial, or we can hire local facilities if needed. If you can’t get to facilities due to trailering issues, I can offer trailering and transport.

  • You don’t need a roundpen
  • I bring my own equipment for the session
  • I am fully insured
  • Assessments are in no way medical and cannot be used for your insurance purposes
  • You receive a shaping plan after your assessment by e-mail
  • Further sessions work on your plan, with your own work in between.

 

Groundwork April 16, 2018

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