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Ground Posture Focused Training
Novice Level 

Steps 1-8 (no Steps 9 & 10 at this level)
 

 Prerequisite for Step 1 of Ground PFT
with Mustang Trac
Walk-Stop-Disenagage

Step 1 - Partial Hind End Yield Engagement
with Mustang Trac
Energetic walk - 1/4 HQ yield - energetic walk

Step 1 - Partial Hind End Yield Engagement
with Quarter Horse Suave
Energetic walk - 1/4 HQ yield - energetic walk

Step 2 - Downward Transitions to a Back Up/Vertical Flexion
with Mustang Trac
Add impulsion. Eliminate the stop. 

Step 2 - Downward Transitions to a Back Up/Vertical Flexion
with QH Suave
Add impulsion. Eliminate the stop. 

Step 3 - Sideways/
Leg Yield

with Mustang Trac
Walk with, face the horse, stick towards lower ribcage/in front of the flank, 2-4 steps leg yield.

Step 3 - Sideways/
Leg Yield

with Quarter Horse Suave
Walk with, face the horse, stick towards lower ribcage/in front of the flank, 2-4 steps leg yield.

Step 4 - Shoulder Yield/Counter Bend, Slight Vertical Flexion
with Mustang Trac
Next to horse's neck, hold side of halter/nose towards you/,walk then yield shoulder with stick 1-2  steps, treat towards point of shoulder. 

Step 4 - Shoulder Yield/Counter Bend, Slight Vertical Flexion
with Quarter Horse Suave
Next to horse's neck, hold side of halter/nose towards you/,walk then yield shoulder with stick 1-2  steps, treat towards point of shoulder. 

Step 5 - Stretch
with Mustang Trac
walk-hand or stick towards nose for straightness--bend over-walk towards head-stop-lower head-treat-walk

Step 5 - Stretch
with Quarter Horse Suave
walk-hand or stick towards nose for straightness-bend over-walk towards head-stop-lower head-treat-walk

Step 6 - Lengthening at the Walk 
with Mustang Trac
Lengthen stride during stretchy walk (& trot eventually) by slowly adding energy. Use half halt if break of gait. On fence if leaking out.

Step 6 - Lengthening at the Walk
with Quarter Horse Suave
Lengthen stride during stretchy walk (& trot eventually) by slowly adding energy. Use half halt if break of gait. On fence if leaking out.

Step 7 - Shoulder In
with Mustang Trac
Facing your horse, 2 sticks,  push the HQ away on one side and bring the nose and shoulder towards you on the other side then take a step back. 

Step 7 - Shoulder In
with
Quarter Horse Suave
Facing your horse, 2 sticks,  push the HQ away on one side and bring the nose and shoulder towards you on the other side then take a step back. 

Step 8 - Haunches Out (Away from me)
with Mustang Trac
Haunches Out (away from me): On the fence or off for safety, 2 sticks, facing same as horse. Walk-stop-belly away from horse-push hip away-address outside shoulder (fix a leak or hold)-walk. 

Step 8 - Haunches Out (Away from me)
with
Quarter Horse Suave
Haunches Out (away from me): On the fence or off for safety, 2 sticks, facing same as horse. Walk-stop-belly away from horse-push hip away-address outside shoulder (fix a leak or hold)-walk. 

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