Whatever goals you have--from simply riding for pleasure
to dressage, reining, trail, endurance, jumping, roping,
or driving--your horse must have three basic qualities.
He must be 1) emotionally stable in a variety of situations;
2) responsive to your cues; and 3) in good physical condition
for the activity undertaken. Foundation training builds these
three qualities in the horse by working with his emotions,
his mind, and his body.
Horses in training with Meg go through a series of foundation
exercises that teach the horse how to quiet himself when he
is nervous, encourage him to focus on the trainer/rider,
and shape how he carries himself. As training progresses,
the horse becomes easier to control in a growing number of
situations, more consistent in his responses, and physically
supple and conditioned.
The key components of Meg's foundation training are:
Behavioral science principles