SETTLING IN / RE/CONNECTING 12
PROGRAMME STEP 7
The next step is to continue what you started with bringing your horse out of the paddock. Start the same way, in the paddock, then just outside the paddock, making sure to continue the chatting and communicating and encouraging your horse to interact with you.
This time you need to allow your horse to instigate a little bit of exploration where they want to go, let them lead the way, within reason and safety.
And chat to them to make them even more inquisitive. Explore a little then finish, you want to not draw this session out too long, you need to give them a tiny taste of exploring then put them back in the paddock.
STEP 7 GOAL & OUTCOME:
The goal of this step is to build their confidence for our next session, this session should be a little shorter and leave them wanting more ;)