Saddle Level 1

Concepts

Dwell Time and rewards
Foundation, Safety and Control
Softness and energy
Improvements
Balance on the horse (body components for balance)
Independent seat - 3 seat positions
Body energy
Hand placement
Reins and level hands
Holding reins
Guide your horse
Fix the brace
Handy horse
Direct rein or leading rein
In-direct rein or neck rein
Combo rein
Brace rein
Leg placement
Legs and seat
3 leg positions

Drills

Circling drills
Loose rein exercise
Neck rein exercise
Quarter turns
Half turns
Rolling shoulders
Doubling - help turn arounds, stops and keep the horse soft in the face
Back straight - Fix the backup
Refinement stops whoa with a back
Back half turn
Straight lines
Circles – perfect circles- trot - lope
Hips in drills - Hind quarter control

Foundation maneuvers

Suppleness
Circles
Turn Around
Backup
Introduction Sidepass
Stops
Lead Departures

Lesson

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