2016 Miniature Horse WORLD Issues October/November 2016 Vol 32 No 5 - Page 102

H H H H H H H H H H H H H Tricks of Trust Tricks of Trust include the Bow, Kneel and Lay Down. These moves require physical and mental compliance and great trust in the handler. These moves stretch and strengthen the entire top line of the horse. Tricks of Engagement Willing engagement is a giant step in creating a can do attitude that develops into a want to do work ethic. These moves may include the smile, retrieve and come when called. A horse will only perform tricks of engagement if he can be adequately motivated and a horse can’t be forced to engage. Moves of Agility Anniversary is learning to rear to the target board. This prop promotes forward movement, strength and balance. Using a target when teaching the Rear helps to assure the horse will only offer the move when cued. Anniversary climbs higher at the verbal cue “bigger.” In trick training horses learn a number of cues and concepts. “Bigger” means for the horse to amplify whatever he is doing be it the Rear, Spanish Walk or other trick. The Salute (Jambette), Crossing the Front Legs, the Rear, Hind Leg Walk, the Sit Up and Sit Down and gymnastic moves such as using the revolving pedestal are good examples of Agility moves. H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H A perfect Salute or Jambette which will later be shaped into the Spanish Walk. H H H H H H H H Tricks of Gait Miniatures are perfectly capable of dressage and high school moves as Anniversary demonstrates with the Spanish Walk. Crossing the front legs is a trick of agility. H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H Your Miniature horse is capable of learning anything you can Imagine. Find out more about Imagine a horse at www.Imagineahorse.com 100 Miniature Horse World O C TO B E R / N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 6 Tricks of gait include amplifications of natural movement. The Spanish Walk, classical movements of Piaffe, and Passage. (Yes, Miniatures can do High School moves!) Liberty Training Liberty schooling is one horse or a troupe performing without any attachment (a lead or bridle) to the trainer. The horse learns to walk with the handler, halt, make turns and can even learn to be sent to and through obstacles.