Colt Starting Dancing - Exploring the Forest [Slideshow]

Gabi Neurohr Pre Saddle Training - Confidence in the Forest

Dancing is really smart and I have to keep it interesting for her. She already learnt all 7 games and accepted the cinch. I decided to change venue and took her into the forest add some purpose. One day she will do nice trail rides with her owner!

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Colt Starting Dancing - Learning to Pony [Slideshow]

Gabi Neurohr Colt Starting - Quarter horse mare Dancing learns ponying

Ponying a young horse has many benefits which can make a colt start easier. Experiencing me from the top and being able to take her on real trail rides next to a quiet horse, are just two of them. After having accepted the cinch and learnt to trust me and communicate well on the ground, I started to teach Dancing to pony. 

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Colt Starting Dancing - Accept the Rider [Slideshow]

Gabi Neurohr Colt Starting - Accept the Rider

After 3 weeks, Dancing was ready and prepared to accept the rider on her back. I have a little checklist in my head, to make sure the horse is mentally and emotionally prepared to take this important step with full understanding.

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