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The 35 Steps

Journey Level 1:

Steps:

  1. The Concept of Gaining Control of the Horses Mind, Body, Legs, and Feet
  2. Becoming an Effective Dance Partner on the Ground and in the Saddle (Developing an Independent Seat)
  3. Beginning Groundwork to Establish Leadership and Obtain Basic Shapes
  4. Direct Rein Pressure (Position 3) for Lateral Movement of the Hind Legs on the Ground, (Disengage Hindquarters).
  5. Direct Rein Pressure (Position 2) for Movement of all Four Feet Backward, (6 O’clock), on the Ground.
  6. Indirect Rein Pressure (Position 1) for Lateral Movement of Front Feet on the Ground. (Move Shoulders)
  7. Direct Rein Pressure (Position 1) for Lateral Movement of Front Feet on the Ground. (Move Shoulders)
  8. Controlling the Movement of all Four Feet Moving Forward (12 O’clock) in the Saddle
  9. Direct Rein Pressure (Position 3) for Lateral Movement of the Hind Legs in the Saddle, (Disengage Hindquarters).
  10. Direct Rein Pressure (Position 2) for Movement of all Four Feet Backward, (6 O’clock), in the Saddle. (Back Up)
  11. Circles
  12. Rein and Seat Pressure to Stop Movement of All Four Feet (Stop).
  13. Indirect Rein Pressure (Position 1) for Lateral Movement of Front Feet in the Saddle, (Move Shoulders).
  14. Driving the Hind Feet Forward (12 O’clock) and Under the Horse’s Body, (Vertical Flexion and Collection).
  15. Direct Rein Pressure (Position 1) for Lateral Movement of Front Feet in the Saddle, (Move Shoulders).

Journey Level 2 :

Steps:

16.   Seat and Leg Pressure for Lateral Movement of the Hind Feet

17.   Adding Seat and Leg Pressure for Lateral Movement of Front Feet

18.   Seat and Leg Pressure for Lateral Movement of Front and Hind Feet (Side Pass)

19.   Beginning Leads

20.   Perfecting Leads

21.   Flying Lead Changes

22.   Riding a Straight Line

23.   Gait Control, Frame and Transitions

24.   Bending Exercise-Shoulder In

25.   Bending Exercise-Counter Shoulder In

26.   Bending Exercise-Haunches-In

27.   Bending Exercise-Haunches-Out

28.   Bending Exercise-Half Pass

29.   Turn on the Forehand

30.   Turn on the Haunches

31.   Bending, Turning and Circles

Journey Level 3:

Steps:

32.   Riding One Handed-Your at a Fork in the Road

33.   Neck Reining and Leverage Bits

34.   Vaquero Method Utilizing the Bosal and Two Rein

35.   Modified Vaquero Method Utilizing Bit Transitions

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