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3 Tages Kurs Vaquero Horsemenship


This is not only the Vaquero way but has also proven effective through hundreds of years of dressage training. Before we ever put a foot in the stirrup, a young horse has already received the foundation work needed for them to turn right and left, stop and back up, do a turn on the hindquarters, and a turn on the forehand. The young horse has also become accustomed to the swinging of a rope and knows how to move off leg pressure. Doing this work on the ground first makes the time in the saddle much more productive.

Consistency is a big part of making as rapid progress as possible. While Vaquero horsemanship does not judge success by how quickly our goals are reached, it is also understood that delaying success is counter productive. A horse cannot be expected to retain what it is taught without reinforcement and review. Consistent repetition is key, and that means putting in the hours, day after day. Consistency in commands is also crucial. If the commands are not done the same way each and every time, it will cause nothing but confusion for the horse.