Ground Control Manual
Posted by Crystal on 5th May 2014
I got the privilege to meet josh and his son in person in Toronto and he was a great man. his love and dedication to horses was amazing. his skills were impressive and in the ground manual it gives good explanations and exercises that anyone can follow to work with their horses. to me it was a bit pricy but it works. if I can afford to id invest in the training manual!
This is the only publication of its kind and one remarkable study guide. The Ground Control Manuals are a very detailed publication containing 30 of John's most important ground lessons.
The manuals are divided into two sections. Section 1 contains John's important but essential training principles and philosophies. This is significant because the principles behind the teaching are what make any lesson successful. You will also find the first 10 training lessons in Section 1.
In Section 2 you will find the remainder of the training lessons, 20 in all, to complete this comprehensive ground training source.
Filled with pictures to illustrate the steps to each lesson, helping with the problem-solving process to teach and refine your horse's performance.
For the readers convenience, each lesson is specifically organized. You will find a Teaching Preparation page that contains: an overview of the lesson, prerequisites that are recommended, an observable response that you should see at the end of the lesson, equipment that is needed, and additional important points. In addition, training cards for you to take to your training area for a convenient reference have been included.
At the end of each lesson you will find a "What If ..." section. This will help with commonly asked questions or special situations that you may encounter. There is a Check Sheet to record your progress for the day. Lastly, each section has review questions about each lesson to help you to check your understanding.
This book and the principles contained inside can be used successfully over and over for any and every horse.
Section 1 Topics Include:
- Round Pen Basics
- Build a Relationship
- Have a Calm Horse
- Great Ground Manners
- Come to You
- Sack Out Safely
- Bridle Control
- Develop Safe Control
Section 2 Topics Include:
- Go Slow, Go Quietly & Stop
- Leading with Manners
- Quiet First Standing
- Calm Down, Relax & Build Trust
- Shying, Spooking & Running Away
- Trailer Loading & Ear Clipping
- Easy to Catch & Ground Tie
- Emotional Training