Friday, January 30, 2009

Gypsy Vanner in Training with Tommie

Here is Bob, a Gypsy Vanner just started training with Tommie. This is Anna, one of our interns getting him ready for his daily training session. Bob is being trained for a movie and general tricks. We have quite a few horses coming in for training this year. We'll keep you posted on their progress. You can also check out videos on Youtube as well. Bob is a beautiful horse, he will be a sensational Liberty horse.
Gotta get some sleep. Ride Fast... Take Chances! karen
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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Liberty with Joker and Ace!

Here's Tommie working liberty with his horses Joker and Ace. He is riding bareback on and bridleless on Joker while directing Ace with out any type of restraint. It's quite an amazing thing to see. Most people thinks it takes a lot of training, but it really only takes patience and training in small steps and all starts in the stall. Liberty training is the art of working in harmony with your horse without any tack. Lash whips and dressage whips are used as extensions of you hand to direct them to you and around you. Once they learn your body language you can ultimately use only your hands and they will understand what you are asking. It's basically how they learn to communicate with you and know what you are saying. They want to please you and have fun doing it, but you do have to be the leader.
Ride Fast... Take Chances! karen
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Tommie Turvey performs with Pokerjoe