For this weeks video production, I was fortunate enough to have a professional videographer who came out to film me working with Taser. I have to say this is the best video yet!
Taser has been under training at our place for about two and a half months now. We just learned from our expert trainer, Robin, the final 2 of the seven games, called Sideways and Squeeze.
The Sideways game is done combining the commands established with the horse during the first five games. This game asks the horse to walk sideways on the fence and the rider gains an intimate understanding of the value of release. There is a possibility to be kicked here if not communicating properly or previous games have not been well established.
Squeeze Game sends the horse through a tight space calmly and quietly. This game is good to practice as it preps for trailer loading and going through barns, gates and such.
In the video below, Taser will work through all 7 games starting with Catching Game (which is game zero). It is a joy to see how far he has come since arriving on February 1st this year. Additionally, I must not forget how far I have come as well in learning the games.
Enjoy! Please leave your questions, comments and feedback. Thanks.