|Working from above|
Working from above
Before riding, we should desensitize this, and teach the horse to stand quietly next to us when we are at a raised level. This helps the horse to accept the idea of the rider on its back and not be alarmed by it.
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First stand on a mounting block or raised surface and just let the horse look at you for a few seconds.
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The exercises should only by practised when both rider and horse are in good physical and mental condition. Never try to practise when you are sick, emotionally unbalances, stressed or under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. Children, unskilled, and physically or mentally disabled persons need supervision and support by an experienced, responsible person or horse trainer. Correctly fitting and appropriate safety clothing and equipment should be used at all times.