Great All Rounder is the term given to the rare breed of pony the Dales Pony as it truly is a breed that turns its hoof to any equestrian discipline. It also sums up delightfully what this business does in terms of its role within the horse industry.
Great All Rounders breeds, sources, trains and prepares horses for the equine leisure industry and instructs riders on how to work with their horse to bring out its potential for any equine activity out there that attracts them to have a go at as a team.
Typically the equine leisure industry is overlooked by professional instructors and trainers who feel that the serious equestrian is tied to the competitive scene. However, the equine leisure rider is often the most, well-intentioned of any rider out there, keen to learn and progress with their horse and most importantly measure their success in this task by how their horse reacts to them rather than the judges scores!
They want their horse to enjoy the task and company of their rider and willingly participate in what they do. There is no better judge of how well we ride and train than our horse. Now there is top quality instruction and training available to this type of rider and of course, with this help, they may well find they want to make the transition to the competitive scene also!
Great All Rounders focuses on a good solid foundation in creating true balance in the horse under the rider. Having a rider on board dramatically changes how the horse feels in its balance. Teaching the horse (and rider) how to adjust their posture to create a balanced effortless way of going is the primary focus in foundation training. Once this is understood by horse and rider, everything comes together much easier and complicated aids can be avoided.
Alongside the biomechanics of horse riding and training, Great All Rounders can assist in understanding how horses learn and the theories that can help make signals and cues much clearer to the horse.
All too often people are teaching horses things they don’t mean to and then blaming a horse for being stubborn or backward in its thinking, when it all really comes down to training error, because how useful would stubbornness or backward thinking be for a wild horse? They really aren’t qualities that horses naturally possess, but we can train accidentally that sort of behaviour!
So whether you are a rider looking to improve, or need help in searching for the ideal horse partner, want to learn about Dales ponies, or need someone to start or continue your horses training, you have come to the right place.
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