Mark Rashid

Groundwork Volume 1 Trouble Shooting:

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Mark Rashid

Groundwork Volume 1 Trouble Shooting:


In this, series of Groundwork DVDs by Mark Rashid, he works in the round pen with two horses that were deemed “hard-to-catch” by their owners.

Mark brings a low key, low stress style of round pen work to each horse and quickly helps them understand the idea of being caught. He also shows ways to graduate from the round pen to a large open area when working with a hard to catch horse.

In addition, Mark troubleshoots the reasons for both horses’ lack of willingness to want to allow humans to approach and catch them, while at the same time addressing issues such as working with the “one sided horse” and picking up the feet of a horse who is hard to trim and shoe.

The running time of 'Groundwork Volume 1 Troubleshooting'  is one hour, fifteen minutes

Mark's instruction on communication involves always searching for the least amount of cue or pressure possible. Key to this is recognizing the horse's earliest tries to respond, because finding and building on these efforts allows the horse to learn faster with less confusion and struggle. Hence ... Finding The Try!

In two specialty sequences, Mark Rashid first works with a two-week old foal on some basics of handling, haltering and leading, illustrating how the same principles of 'Finding The Try' apply from the first horse-human interactions. Then mark demonstrates in close-up the kind of feel in handling reins needed to help a horse (and rider) succeed.

DVD: 75 minutes Minutes
REGION: 1 - Region 1 - North America
Pub Date: 2009
List Price: 49.00
Sale Price: See listing.
Item #: 2103

This clip from-
Groundwork Vol 1: Hard To Catch & Bridle

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