Donna Muniz

Bastrop, Texas

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Step 9 Episodes: Direct Rein Pressure (Position 3) for Lateral Movement of Hind Feet in the Saddle, (Disengage Hindquarters)

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Step 9 Episodes: Direct Rein Pressure (Position 3) for Lateral Movement of Hind Feet in the Saddle, (Disengage Hindquarters)

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Step 8 Episodes: Controlling the Movement of all Four Feet Moving Forward (12 O’clock), in the saddle

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Step 7 Episodes: Direct Rein Pressure (Position 1) for Lateral Movement of Front Feet on the Ground, (Move Shoulders)

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Step 6 Episodes: Indirect Rein Pressure (Position 1) for Lateral Movement of Front Feet (On the Clock), on the Ground (Move Shoulders)

Description: In Step 6 we are looking to control the front feet from the ground by using rein position 3 in the snaffle bit. We want the horse to respond to the light rein pressure and angle to soften his face, and place his front feet in different clock positions using an indirect rein. Once …

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Step 5 Episodes: Direct Rein Pressure (Position 2) for Movement of all Four Feet Backward, (6 O’clock), on the Ground

Description: In Step 5 we are looking to control all four feet from the ground by using rein position 2, in the snaffle bit to back the horse up. We want the horse to respond to the light rein pressure and angle to soften his face, using one rein at a time to step back …

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Step 4 Episodes: Direct Rein Pressure (Position 3) for Lateral Movement of Hind Legs on the Ground (Disengage Hindquarters)

Description: In Step 4 we are looking to control the hind feet from the ground by using rein position 3 in the snaffle bit. We want the horse to respond to the light rein pressure and angle to soften his face, slow the front feet, and move the hind feet laterally. This is the foundation …

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Step 3 Episodes: Beginning Groundwork to Establish Leadership and Obtain Basic Shapes

Description: In Step One we talk about softening the horses mind to gain his trust so he views us as his trusted leader. We achieve that by controlling his feet. In Step 2 we talk about becoming an effective dance partner on the ground and in the saddle. Step 3 Groundwork is where we accomplish …

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Step 2-Becoming an Effective Dance Partner on the Ground and in the Saddle (Independent Seat)

First we use body language on the ground to communicate with our horse in a language he understands. We then communicate with the horse via a corridor of pressures and the timing of releases of those pressures to obtain the desired shapes and responses from our horse. To effectively communicate with our horse in the …

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Step 1-The Concept of Gaining Control of the Horses Mind Body Legs and Feet

Once you are able to communicate to the horse in his language that you are his trusted leader by controlling his feet, his mind softens and he becomes your trusting and willing partner. It is in this softened state of mind that you are able to control your horses body, legs and feet to obtain …

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