Groundwork for Horses: Bending

Larry Fleming

If your horse will give and be soft during groundwork, he’ll give when you’re in the saddle.

That’s the assessment of horse trainer Larry Fleming. If you haven’t “met” him yet by watching How to Bridle a Horse: Part I, How to Bridle a Horse, Part II, or The Best Way to Take off a Bridle, let me introduce you to Larry Fleming, whom I refer to as Larry the Cowboy.

Larry is indeed a cowboy–the real thing–and he’s also a horse trainer, so he’s Larry The Cowboy, Horse Trainer.

Larry is well-known up and down the Front Range in Colorado for his gentle, winning way with horses, and his ability to turn around even the most troubled horse.

Larry looks at life from the horse’s perspective, which is something the rest of us don’t always do.

In this video, Larry shows what a horse looks like when he’s bending during groundwork, and why that’s important.


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