Ben Nolt with Lance on ground
An easy and effective technique to help keep your horse responsive, happy, and content begins by learning to lead him. This must be practiced in an effective systematic way controlling speed and direction.
Effective ground schooling is a necessary tool that the competent horseman applies to keep his horse tuned and operating properly.
Goundwork prepares the horse and rider for a trouble-free future while improving balance, suppleness, coordination and strength.
Ben Nolt with Lance in saddle
There are a wide variety of saddles and equipment to consider when moving into this new relationship with your horse. Horse Mastership Essentials (HME) is able to help you decide what is right for you while aiding in the development of appropriate techniques for each.
HME is also able to assist the experienced rider who has encountered a new obstacle in their relationship with their horse while under saddle.
Possibly you're looking to gain experience with a style of riding new to you? HME can help with that too!
Ben Nolt driving
Driving encompasses a wide range of activities from pleasure driving, to harness racing, to farm work, and horse shows.
In general, it's a broad term for hitching your horse, pony, mule, or mini to a wagon, carriage, cart, sleigh, or other horse-drawn vehicle by means of a harness.
Whatever your desire in learning to drive, Horse Mastership Essentials is able guide both you and your animal in the development of a safe, effective relationship while in harness.