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Park exercise

Updated: Jun 8, 2022

“ In the park exercise, the horse is trained to stay immobile. Park is an excellent exercise for horses that are anxious, fidgety and for those that bite or barge into your space. Training the horse in park is a rapid way of achieving relaxation with highly tense horse in-hand. It is also useful for horses that are difficult to saddle or groom. The training of park is the ultimate technique for the training and maintenance of relaxation in-hand. It also consolidates the aids for the horse by reaffirming that the aid to begin movement is a lead aid only, while the aid to maintain movement is the handler's steps. The horse learns that if there is no lead aid, it should not move”

Reference: Equitation Science International

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