Our coaches are here to help you connect with your horse better when you're on the ground so you can enjoy being around him safely.

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  • Groundwork: Working Your Horse at Liberty

    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 ...

  • Trailering: Using the Butt Bar

    If your trailer has a butt bar here is when natural horsemanship instructor Monique Potts likes to attach it once the horse is in the trailer.

  • Spacial Awareness on the Ground

    Monique Potts talks about what she means by "my space" when training horses. She then demonstrates how to communicate this with your horse.

  • Socializing Your Horse

    If your horse doesn't get to live in a herd environment, it's important to socialize your horse so he can be near other horses without any problems. Monique Potts talks about how she safely socializes a horse that doesn't live in a herd environment.

  • Groundwork Checklist

    Monique Potts goes over her checklist she likes to do on the ground to test a new horse's skills before she gets in the saddle.

  • Spatial Awareness

    As Monique was doing groundwork drills, she noticed her horse reacting to the flies that were landing on her. So she goes over the importance of having spatial awareness when you're standing next to your horse so you don't get kicked or hit when they react to the bugs.

  • Feely vs. Dull Horse

    Is your horse dull on the ground at or super feely? Monique Potts works with a super feely horse and talks about the difference between one that is dull on the ground and one that is feely.

  • Handling a Hard-to-Catch Horse

    Brad Barkemeyer explains why working both sides of the horse will help manage a hard-to-catch horse.

  • Groundwork: Developing a Relationship

    Establish a good, confident relationship by developing personal space with your horse. Use Brad’s groundwork drills to develop your horse into a respectful partner on the ground and in the saddle.

  • Liberty Work: Turning into the Fence

    The next step in doing liberty work with your horse in the round pen is teaching your horse to turn into the fence when you position yourself in front of him.

  • Groundwork Series:Send Your Horse Around You

    This part of the groundwork series talks about sending a horse around you and why you would need to do something like that.

  • Groundwork:Disengaging the Hindquarters

    Brad Barkemeyer explains the importance of having signals to give to your horse to achieve a desired response. Watch to see how Brad teaches a young horse to disengage his hindquarters with signaling.

  • Introducing Your Horse to a Scary Object

    Monique Potts breaks down what she likes to do when a client is working with a horse that is scared of an object. And shows you how to stay in control of the situation from basic groundwork drills.

  • Introducing Your Horse to Obstacles on the Ground

    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.

  • Testing Transitions

    Monique Potts works with her non pro and explains why it's important to take time to test your horses transitions and see if he's responding to your cues during your warm up.

  • Checking In With Your Horse During Warm Up

    Monique Potts works with a client and has her take time to check in with her horse during her warm up to make sure her horse is ready to work.

  • Anxious Horse That’s on Rehab

    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.

  • Exercises for a Horse on Rehab

    Is your horse coming off of stall rest and needing to ease back into a riding routine? Monique Potts shows you a couple of ways you can exercise a horse that's unable have any intense exercise.

  • Don't Overface Your Horse

    Know your horse's boundaries and learn how to end your ride on a good note and not overface your horse during a ride.

  • Connect Your Horse to Your Body

    When you're warming up to start riding take time to get your horse connected to your body with these tips from Monique Potts.

  • Getting Your Horse’s Attention Back on You

    Do you find your horse losing focus when you're trying to ride him? Monique Potts shows you a few drills you can do to get your horse's attention back on you during a riding session.

  • Dealing With Nervous Energy

    Dealing With Nervous Energy in the Saddle

  • Staying Balanced in the Saddle

    Do you lean one way or the other when you ride? Monique Potts goes over balance in the saddle and what you can do to help with balance and body position.

  • Having an Independent Seat

    What is an independent seat and why is it important to have one when you're riding? Monique Potts demonstrates how you can have an independent seat and how it'll improve your horsemanship.