"Does your horse root at the reins or pull you out of the saddle? The walk"
In this session we focus on Susan and her new horse Darrien. We have found that he will root, or pull on the reins at times and is very strong when he does this. Our goal in this session is to find ways to change that behavior as we work on the walk and different patters. Darrien was new to Susan during this filming and came to us with this issue. At the time of this filming Darrien has already become more relaxed than he was. A month before this he was still "rooting" (pulling Susan out of the saddle) rearing and bolting. They went on that fall to compete in the USDF Region Championships where they placed 3rd in the AA Intermediate 1.