SePTEMBER 22 CLINIC: Critical Control
Critical Control is the ability to place the horse anywhere you want him to go. Here Ruben demonstrates how to teach the horse walk across a bridge from very large to medium to small. He initially asks him to place his front feet on the bridge, then the hind feet and finally all four feet. When the horse resists, Ruben makes him work very hard backing up or going in a small circle. The horse is only allowed to rest when he is on the bridge. Finally, the horse choses to be on the bridge where he can rest and conserve his energy.