Performance

Performance

Performance Horse’s is like dancing with your partner, you are floating around the dance floor effortless knowing each other’s next move/step. When we think performance horses we think beauty and elegance as are partner moves around the dance floor with just the lightest of cues, with just a touch, with just a whisper as our partner performs at the highest levels of their ability. Whether you are teaching your horse collection, side passing, lead changes, or getting ready for the big show, in these video’s mike will show you step by step how to teach your partner performance with the just the slightest of cues as you both float around the dance floor effortless.

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Mike Hughes’s horse training techniques are not responsible for any injuries or death to horse owners, other people, or horses. Horses are very large animals and can be very dangerous. The horse training techniques used in these videos are done by a professional trainer. When performing any of these horse training techniques you are doing so at your own risk. If you feel unsafe performing any of these horse training techniques please consult a professional horse trainer.

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Performance
  • Teaching Haunches In

    This is a great video for any horse to learn on the ground and under saddle. This exercise will help strengthen your horses lower back and hocks as well as teach him to pick up the correct lead and solve common horse problems

  • Teaching Your Horse to Open and Close Gates In A Calm Manner

    In this video I will go over on how to teach the nervous horse to open and close gates. This is a great exercise for anyone to teach there horse when it comes to western shows, trail riding, working on ranches etc.

  • Collection (Part 1, Saddle Exercise)

    Collection (Part 1)
    a. Collection occurs when a horse carries more weight on the hind legs than the front legs. The horse draws its body together so that it becomes like a giant spring whose stored energy can be reclaimed for performance,
    b. Flexing, Directional Control, walk, trot,

  • Directional Control (Saddle Exercises)

    Directional Control ( Saddle Exercise )
    a. Directional Control is an outstanding exercise to teach any horse for better performance along with solving a lot of different problems under saddle like horses that lean into the turn, popping their shoulders out, stopping, pre steps to collection and...

  • Stopping and Backing from the ground, Hip, Shoulder, Shoulder (Part 1, Ground Exercises)

    Stopping and Backing from the ground, Hip Shoulder, Shoulder from the Ground (Part 1)
    a. This is one of these easiest exercises to teaching your horse how to stop on his hind quarters and back at that same time. So now when we go to get on our horses 75% of our work is done when it comes to teac...

  • Stopping and Backing Under Saddle, Hip, Shoulder, Shoulder (Part 2, Saddle Exercises)

    Stopping and backing under saddle (Hip, Shoulder, Shoulder)
    a. Have you ever wondered how some people have beautiful stops and backs on their horse’s? This exercise will show you step by step how do get the stops and backs on your horse you have always dreamed of!
    b. Flexing, disengaging the h...

  • Flexing and disengaging the hips from the ground (Part 1, Ground Exercises)

    Flexing and Hip control from the ground
    a. This is an outstanding exercise to start from the ground for any level of performance or just your trail riding horses, This is excise will not only get your horse very responsive to the bit but also pre steps to performance and pre steps to helping ou...

  • Flexing and Disengaging Hips Under Saddle (Part 2, Saddle Exercises)

    Flexing and Hip control from under saddle
    a. This video continues from flexing and disengaging your horses hips on the ground but now your under saddle teaching your horse how to flex on a loose rein and disengaging your horses hips while under saddle working on pre steps to performance and sol...

  • Side passing from the Ground, Shoulder Control (Part 1, Ground Exercises)

    Side Passing from the Ground, Shoulder control Part 1
    a. Shoulder control from the ground means shoulder control from under saddle. In this video you will see and learn how to teach your horse shoulder control as in going forward and starting to move your horses shoulder to the side. This mar...

  • Side Passing Uner Saddle (Part 2, Saddle Exercise)

    Side Passing Under Saddle (Part 2, Saddle Exercise)
    a. After completing side passing on the ground in part 1, you then want to go to this exercise to begin teaching your horse how to side pass under saddle.
    b. Walking forward, Flexing, Shoulder Control,

  • Shoulder Control (Part 1, Ground Exercise)

    Shoulder Control (Part 1, Ground Exercise)
    a. This exercise is a great exercise to teach your horse from the ground how to go to the left and right as you control the shoulders of the horse. This exercise will lead to shoulder control under saddle.
    b. Forward cue, Going left, Going Right

  • Shoulder Control under saddle (Part 2, Saddle Exercises)

    Shoulder control part under saddle part 2
    a. In teaching the unbroken horse to go forward the easiest way is shoulder control like we started teaching in part 1 from the ground. There are horse that are broke but refuse to go forward off our legs cues, These exercise will get you both going fo...

  • Advanced Hip and Shoulder Control (Ground Exercises)

    Advanced Hip and Shoulder Control
    a. The Advanced Hip and Shoulder Control will teach you and your horse how to start bending into the maneuvers like Haunches In, shoulder In, along with side passing and half passes. This is a great video to teach your horse from the ground to bend before askin...

  • Obsticle Crossing (Saddle Exercises)

    Obstacle Crossing
    a. Obstacle crossing is important to train to horses. On the ground and under saddle, we come up on obstacles everyday when we are leading and riding our horses. This video will teach you step by step on how to teach your horse to cross obstacles without hesitating
    b. Flexi...

  • The Forward Cue (Ground Exercises)

    The Forward Cue
    a. The forward cue is an outstanding cue to teach any horse of any age and size. You can use this cue to pre steps to certain maneuvers, getting a horse to go into a stall he does not want to go into, through a gate he does not want to go through, a wash rack he does not want to...

  • Haunches In on the ground (Part 1, Ground Exercises)

    Haunches-in (Ground Exercise)
    a. Teaching the haunches-in from the ground is simple, and is a great pre-step in teaching your horse how to come into a bend, pick up leads, lead changes and pre-steps to flying lead changes. Teaching the haunches-in from the ground makes it so much easier to teac...

  • Make up the Horse (Demo)

    Make up and movement of the Horse
    a. This Video is neat as in it shows you the movement of the horse in their skeleton, muscle simulation, facial simulation, skin simulation, and hair, tail, and main simulation. The more you watch this video the more we begin to understand the movement of the h...