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2 Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded Effective Communication with The Driving Horse presented by Jeff Morse at 2005 The Driving Forum in Sturbridge, MA. March 7, 2005 DIRECTIONS You should see controls for proceeding thru the presentation at the bottom left of each slide when you move your mouse. This download includes both the slides and the complete audio soundtrack of the presentation. The audio from each slide will begin automatically as you navigate from slide to slide. When the audio ends, proceed by clicking anywhere on the slide. You can stop and re-start the audio by clicking on the audio icon at the top right hand corner. Click anywhere else on the slide and the audio for that slide will stop. Click on the Icon and it will start again. Double click and you will go to the next slide. PRINTING THE BOOKLET If you have not already done so, you can now print the booklet that accompanies this presentation called: 7 Essential Exercises for Communicating with the Driving Horse You have 2 choices: Click here to open the PDF version. You will need Acrobat Reader.here to open the PDF version Click here to open the MS-Word version.here to open the MS-Word version

3 The Driving Forum 2005 Effective Communication with the Driving Horse Jeff, whip ~ Age 1 Jeff Morse Green Meads Farm Richmond, MA

4 Ineffective Communication?

5 What is The Subject of the Communication from the Driver to the Horse?  Balance = 90%  Direction/Speed = 10%  Blanket of Comfort  All Athletic Performance is enhanced by improvements in Balance control.

6 What is The Subject of the Communication from the Horse to the Driver?  COMFORT  Physical Pain Obvious ~ Subtle ~ Hidden  Mental Pain Poor Management Poor Nutrition, Disease Genetic Deficiencies  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  ‘The Emotional Brain’ by Joseph LeDoux

7 The Horse is Constantly Communicating his Level of Comfort Thru Body Language Thru Body Language Thru Behavior Thru Behavior Management Team Management Team Owner Trainer Grooms Vet Chiropractor Dentist Farrier

8 Improving Communication For The Driver Driver Temperament Driver Temperament Driver mental state directly related to horse performance Driver mental state directly related to horse performance Eat well Eat well May mean the difference between a 4 and a 7 or missing a Gate or unnecessarily confusing your horse May mean the difference between a 4 and a 7 or missing a Gate or unnecessarily confusing your horse Time Management Time Management The most unfair thing you can do to your horse is to not have enough time for him. The most unfair thing you can do to your horse is to not have enough time for him. The 1 st Two Minutes The 1 st Two Minutes Driver gets to assess the horse Driver gets to assess the horse Horse gets to assess the Driver Horse gets to assess the Driver Alois Podhajsky, Director of the Spanish Riding School: “I have the Time.”

9 Division of Labor & Management Whenever these two principals get crossed, problems begin. Slow Down Don’t bring the frenetic pace of Modern Life to the World of the Horse

10 Use of the Aids Reins Reins Primary Primary Synthetic vs Leather Synthetic vs Leather Errors along the Path of Communication Errors along the Path of Communication Voice Voice Primary & Supporting Primary & Supporting Verbal *Instruction* Structure Verbal *Instruction* Structure Instruction = Direct, Guide, Request, Ask Instruction = Direct, Guide, Request, Ask Command = Dictate, Demand, Order Command = Dictate, Demand, Order Whip Whip Supporting Supporting What is The 4 th Aid? What is The 4 th Aid?

11 The Path of the Reins The path the reins take will influence the quality of the instruction to the horse. Kathleen Conklin & John Walnut Hill 2004

12 Errors on the Communication Path Kathleen Conklin & John Walnut Hill 2004

13 Use of the Aids Reins Reins Primary Primary Synthetic vs Leather Synthetic vs Leather Errors along the Path of Communication Errors along the Path of Communication Voice Voice Primary & Supporting Primary & Supporting Verbal *Instruction* Structure Verbal *Instruction* Structure Instruction = Direct, Guide, Request, Ask Instruction = Direct, Guide, Request, Ask Command = Dictate, Demand, Order Command = Dictate, Demand, Order Whip Whip Supporting Supporting What is The 4 th Aid? What is The 4 th Aid?

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