Preparation for Mounting a Nervous Horse

Preparation for Mounting a Nervous Horse

The video above shows Savannah standing through numerous exercises designed to help support her nervousness about a rider attempting to mount. Watch as our rider ascends the mounting block, touching and teaching Savannah that she’s ok through this process. When she leaves the block, pay attention to how she rewards and praises Savannah and practices gratitude keeping her energy light. All these elements help Savannah to stay relaxed and calm during the exercises all in an effort to support her acceptance and quell any fears. This is repeated numerous times on this day, and again as a part of other visits with Savannah until she’s calm, relaxed and free from fear.

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Anna Twinney

Anna is the founder of Reach Out to Horses®, based in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Golden, Colorado. As an internationally respected Natural Horsemanship Clinician and Trainer, Animal Communicator and Reiki Master she travels the world teaching the art of creating a trust-based partnership between Humans, Horses and all Animal Companions.

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