It’s important to be able to work your horse by communicating to send signals through body language, using the spacing between you and your horse by having him yield to pressure. Doing liberty work with your horse also allows him to have a comfortable safe space standing quietly next to you, but ...
Before you attempt obstacles in the saddle, make sure you have control of your horse's feet on the ground. Monique Potts shows you how she likes to have her clients approach a new obstacle for the first time on the ground.
Do you have a horse that's coming off stall rest that gets anxious in the saddle? Monique shows you a few things you can do with a horse that can't handle intense exercise but needs to mentally quiet his brain.
When it comes time to get in the saddle it's important you know how to use your legs properly to connect with your horse. Monique Potts goes over how you can use your legs to better connect with your horse.