Teaching the Horse to Stand Still



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During their basic training for circus exercises, horses have to learn to stand still. Also called “the statue”, standing still is the first step towards introducing several exercises on the lunge and at liberty. In this video, Bea Borelle shows you what the first steps are.

The key to good training is to involve the mind and body of the horse. Keeping the standing still exercise attractive for the horse requires rewarding and praising the horse as soon as he answers correctly to the given signals. During this training, it’s also important to make sure the horse not only stands still physically but also remains calm mentally.

You will learn in this video:

  • Teaching the horse to freely stand still, step by step
  • Combining voice, body language and artificial aids
  • How “correcting mistakes by doing the contrary” works

Bea Borelle

Bea Borelle is known throughout the European and International scene as a multi-talented and motivating instructor.  Her extensive skills for training horses in-hand, on the lunge and according to the classical principles of dressage define her as a unique horse-woman and an exceptional trainer. 

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