This morning’s group lesson played the “Can you…?” game. Can you move your horse sideways without moving your feet? Can you pick up all four feet from one side of the horse? What about from the other side? Can you lead your horse backwards by the tail? Can you send your horse into the trailer?
The “Can you…?” game is a great way to find the areas where you and your horse need a little tune-up, while still having a good time together. It’s a game, not a test! If you can’t pick up all four feet or send him into a trailer today, no problem — now you have a goal to work toward in your next sessions. Remember, it’s not about the feet. It’s about the trust and the connection.
This game is also a great way showcase your successes and see your progress together as a team.