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Training What I Do

During training I take the horse through all the exercises from flexibility to bringing the horse into collection. Every horse is different and some take longer than others. All exercises are done at the walk first and then we do the exercises with speed. When someone brings me a horse for training, it must stay at the farm for a minimum of 2 months. The reason is the first month usually I can get the horse to do the maneuvers and the second month I work on getting the horse to do the maneuvers with the owner. The best amount a horse can come to training is 3 to 4 months. I do not take horses longer than 4 months unless the horse goes on a break. Horses need a break from training after 4 months because it is very mentally hard on them. At the end of training, the owner comes and spends a day or two with me so I can show the owner how to do the maneuvers that I taught the horse. I do require a video of the horse before it comes to the farm. I will be the only person riding your horse. I do not allow anyone else to ride my training horses.

Starting Horses

When I start a horse, I do not skip any steps. I start by doing ground work and getting the horse to understand that the lead line is connected to the feet, not the face. When starting a horse I do not just walk the horse, I make the horse move out. I will do all three gaits, walk, gait, and canter. It is important for a young horse to move his feet so that he understands that I can move his feet and for him to gain confidence in me. I only take 2 horses to start each month. Starting a horse can take from 2 months to 4 months. I never start a horse for only 1 month, its not fair to the horse. Starting a horse takes consistency.

Prices

Contact me for availability and Prices
Jennifer Bauer
2121 Hidden Cove Rd
Cookeville, TN 38506

931.267.6723
jbauer@gaitedhorsemanship.com

The Barn:
450 Lance Dr.
Baxter, TN 38544