Hi! I was wondering if anyone does Liberty Training with their horse? Sorry if I added this post in the wrong forum, I’m not really sure where it belongs!
I rescued my mare about a year ago, she’s not rideable due to severe knee OA/ DJD, so we have started having fun using liberty training in a ring with the use of treats, vocal cues, some targets and I definitely try to be creative to get her to explore her curiosity.
I used to be very active riding in my teens and 20’s but I had to take time off from show jumping due to health issues. Sadly, my horse was sold and I was dealing with depression at the time, although now it’s stable but I also deal with chronic fatigue and pain. I would love to ride but I’m also out of shape physically, so I often take my mare on hand walks. We both enjoy that, it’s good exercise for us both and she often walks quickly, despite her arthritis! We have an appointment for her to get an injection this week.
Looking forward to getting to know all of you, how you enjoy your horse friends, as riding or companions.