A distanced variation on the groundwork pattern

Lately, I’ve received a couple of questions from members with pushy horses, often young stallions.

Their horse stepped into their space, pushing into the handler and often trying to bite as well.

When I work with a horse like that, especially with young stallions, I adapt my groundwork pattern to one that’s distanced.

One that puts space between me and the horse, creating a healthy and understanding relationship.

When you work at a distance, it’s not inviting for the horse to push on you. It can actually help the horse before he has the discipline and knowledge of where he is and makes it easier for him to find the rest.

Curious what that looks like? Check it out in the video below.