Use this elementary desensitizing routine to prepare your horse to be calm, relaxed, focused and obedient.
SLIDESHOW! In the second part of Clinton Anderson's lesson in longeing for respect, you'll learn to send your horse out onto a circle, then cue him to turn in, stop, and face you. Controlling the movement of his feet in this manner will strengthen the bond between the two of you and sharpen his obedience.
SLIDESHOW! In the final part of Clinton Anderson's lesson in longeing for respect, you'll learn to direct your horse in a series of smooth, continuous turns on the hindquarters. This exercise activates the thinking side of his brain, improves his balance in rollbacks, and--most importantly--reinforces the message that you're in charge.
SLIDESHOW! Does your trail horse need a time out? Use Clinton Anderson's unique longeing techniques to refocus your horse's attention--and hone his can-do keenness.