Saturday, December 20, 2008

Rally Obedience and Horses

In dog training, there is a discipline called rally obedience. The video below shows a miniature horse going thru the course. In the second video, my Icelandic Horse and I are practicing weaving the cones (the horse weaving while the person stays on a straight path).

It's a good exercise to practice and aids in getting two-way communication between horse and human. The horse learns to interpret your body language and the suggestion of pressure.