Preparation for Driving
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Driving can be one of the most engaging, enjoyable, yet challenging activities you and your horse can do together. Nate Bowers of Bowers Natural Driving has teamed up with Pat Parelli to share the history, strategy, and savvy you'll need to become adept and safe during your driving excursions.
This 2-DVD set will take you, step-by-step, through the process of setting up a natural foundation with your driving horse.
Just as Pat has a four-part Colt Starting ladder (1. Accept the human, 2. Accept the saddle, 3. Accept the rider, 4. Accept the bit), Nate has applied a similar process to driving. With these ingredients in place, along with an awareness of what to do when the unexpected occurs, driving will become a thoroughly enjoyable experience for both you and your horse!
When it comes to driving, having a solid understanding of the tools of the trade can make all the difference. It's essential that both you and your horse have the necessary skill, the mental aptitude, and the emotional connection to apply the harness, the hitch, and the reins correctly and naturally. That's what Driving, Part 2: Harness, Hitch and Drive is all about.
In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, Nate Bowers guided you through the steps you need to take to ensure that you're safe, knowledgeable and skilled, as you get ready for driving. Now, in Part 3, is where you transition from preparation to application: training the driving horse!