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Groundwork & Grooming

For those of us who love spending hours grooming and playing with our horses from the ground. For the people who love establishing a strong bond and a respect level instead of just hopping on for a ride.

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Latest Activity: Mar 21, 2014

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Despooking Games 19 Replies

Started by Laura. Last reply by Ayesha Jul 1, 2010.

This is my dream, can YOU help me turn it into a reality? 7 Replies

Started by Gabrielle. Last reply by Jennifer Lamm Jun 19, 2009.

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Comment by Jim Platjouw on October 25, 2009 at 9:30am
J.J. and I becoming great friends.
Comment by Nicole Summers on October 25, 2009 at 9:10am
I completely believe in establishing levels of trust and respect on the ground. I've had my thorughbred/clyde cross for almost a month now and discover new levels of comfort we are both feeling from groundwork in the arena, grooming and hanging out together in his stall. I feel it SO important to get to know each other :)
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Comment by Jennifer Lamm on September 18, 2009 at 2:27pm
Wow, I put a halter on and Oliver didn't snap around and take take the leadrope away. :) The minute I put a halter on him he starts goofing around and making my life hard... :)
Comment by Gabrielle on August 23, 2009 at 4:21pm
Hi Cindy,
Wow! Thank you! I have to get back to blogging, as I have now found more direction with the help of a man called Paul Hunting, who wrote a book called Why Talk to a Guru when you can Whisper to a Horse? (His website is Thank you also for sharing more about yourself as well. My dream, simillar to yours will be to one day have a place where I can have horses poking their heads through the kitchen window! I think I have a long way to go before I can buy such a property tho...looking into grants at the moment!

The true horseperson must be true, honest and present themselves before they can build a true and honest relationship with their horse!
Comment by Gail Morse on August 23, 2009 at 2:38pm
I think a horse needs the time with an owner when the owner is not just going up and throwing a saddle on them and expecting the horse to work. These days we are all more aware about good leadership and mutual respect and trust with the horse. This is best established on the ground I think. Gail.
Comment by Coopersmom_1958 on June 23, 2009 at 4:14pm
love just spending time with my boy, brushing him, letting him graze, talking to him. Once the barn managers husband once said I was crazy that I spend so much time with him, even in the freezing cold, why don't I go home, because I would be out there for 6 or more hours.
She told him to leave me alone, that I love to spend time with him and we are bonding. I do not have to be riding, just love being there.
He knows me now and whinnys when I come to see him, it makes you feel so good to hear that.
Comment by Shirley on June 19, 2009 at 1:03am
"Prior and proper preparation prevents p poor performance" Pat Parelli
Comment by Jennifer Lamm on June 18, 2009 at 9:37pm
The trainers that I am working with right now online and in videos are.... Gawani Ponyboy and Chris Irwon... I've studied with my trainer,, and Chris Cox... the others haven't been my favorites, but I've studied a little bit about everyone.. I knew from the get go I'd never be a controlling person so my goal has always been to blend in and mix with my horses.... I am the alpha, but I learned recently that I need to be just one step above my horse and he's a 4..... very gentle and docile so I only need to exert a little pressure to get my way....

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