I’ve been a dressage rider for quite a while now, (both modern and classical,) and began fooling around with cordeo (neckrope) work to check if my horses were actually collected for the last couple of years. I’ve worked quite a few horses this way and absolutely love it… even without the dressage angle. Enough for me to actually get a bit further than dabbling into natural horsemanship approaches and discover how soft and easy a horse can be to work with. That and feeling more than a little ashamed at some of the uglier bits I’ve used in the past after riding a horse with nothing at all on his face.
I also have a couple of spots coming open at my barn in a few months. I’d like to train horses for other like-minded riders, or offer lessons to folks on their own horses but I have absolutely no idea how to do this. I have an absolutely tiny barn, I am not by any stretch of the imagination a famous trainer and I don’t have an Australian accent. I also only want to take on one or two for training and keep my private barn a private barn. Any ideas?