Starting up with Working from the ground, saddling and the first step up, Bit school
Working from the ground, saddling and the first step up
Bob Mayhew describes how to do some easy practies with foals, weanlings and two-year-old quarter horses. He starts with the foal, continue to an untouched two-year-old quarter horse gelding who never has been in a round pen before. Bob Mayhew start this young horse which means he is working the horse in the round pen, doing some practises where the horse is on free rein. Bob introduce light pressure contact to the two-year-old and prepare him for the saddling and the first step up. Bob establish the communication to the horse and it all take place in a calm manner. It is based on horsemanship training to start a young horse like this. The horse has no bit in the mouth.
In this part Bob Mayhew presents different kind of bits that is suitable for the rider to use, depending on what educational level the horse is on. Bit school is one of the most important parts of Bob Mayhew's western dvd and give all riders very good advices when and how to use the bits.