HELP! I need liberty training ideas!
my name is Sara and I'm 12 years old. I've been going through some tough times recently, and my guidance counselor said I should do some more things with horses to try and get me through it.
The horse's name that I lease is Peppy. Her pasture mate is Sunny. I was surfing the web a few weeks ago, and came across 'Liberty Training'. I thought it would be good for me, since my guidance counselor said I should do some things with horses. I asked my mom after i found it, and she said I would have to talk to the lady that owned Peppy and Sunny.
Just the other day, I finally got around to asking her, and she said yes!! I realized I couldn't do it on my own, so my friend Vanessa said she would help me with taking care of them. You know, grooming, feeding, stall mucking, stuff like that. But since Vanessa doesn't have the slightest clue how to do any of that, I said I would teach her.
Anyway, I said we would get to liberty training them when it gets a little warmer and dryer, since its only February and it has snowed and rained a lot. But there is one tiny little problem, I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START! :( I've been looking up stuff like 'Liberty Training Basics' and 'How To Start Liberty Training', but I just can't find the perfect article that tells me what to start with, how to teach them how to do it, and stuff like that.
So, I turned to this website for help. I am asking you to help me. Comment any suggestions you might have! Also, if it helps, Peppy is a palomino paint quarter horse and is at least 14.3 HH, and Sunny is a blood red bay quarter horse and is at least 15.1 hands high, and they are both very well trained.
Peppy can be a little stubborn at times, but Sunny will do anything you ask, he ties good and his mouth is like butter and responds good to leg signals. They are also both a little older but act like they're maybe 6 or 7 (hehe) Thanks :)