Known as a top trainer of Arabian show horses, Tommy Garland also gives clinics that include his demonstration of using a giant, air-filled ball to work a horse. The concept is particularly effective in helping desensitize a spooky horse.
Training ball from the saddle:
Video by Tommy Garland Horsemanship
For more information on this topic, see "Having a Ball" in Horse & Rider's April 2010 issue, for a true success story of how Tommy's training-ball techniques helped the scared, nervous mare, Jeweliette, become a reserve national champion.
BONUS! Watch Tommy Garland and Jeweliette carry the Canadian flag at the 2009 U.S. National Arabian and Half Arabian Championships.
Video courtesy of Natalie Hunt