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The Hackamore and Headset by Al Dunning

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Al Dunning, BLOG, Training Tips | 0 comments

The Headset An element of grave importance is your horse’s headset in the hackamore. Do not misconstrue a dropping-off of his neck and...

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Using the Hackamore and Flexion by Al Dunning

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Al Dunning, BLOG, Training Tips | 0 comments

Lateral Flexion Begin riding your horse with a simple task in mind. Riding a small circle is a good place to start. If you’ve done your...

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Prepare to Ride in the Hackamore by Al Dunning

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Al Dunning, BLOG, Training Tips | 0 comments

There is much to be learned by watching. Standing alongside an arena fence, observing riders school their mounts, often can teach one...

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Hackamore Training: Ground-Driving by Al Dunning

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Al Dunning, BLOG, Training Tips | 0 comments

From checking-up, longeing, and setting, your horse has become well-acquainted with the hackamore and now should be giving humbly to...

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Longeing and Giving on a Hackamore

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Al Dunning | 0 comments

After your horse is somewhat accustomed to the lateral bitting-up, or checking, he is ready to be taught to give to the hackamore while he...

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Vertical Flexion in the Hackamore… The Beginning Steps

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Al Dunning | 0 comments

Vertical Flexion on the Line During groundwork, a good trainer shapes and refines a horse into a willing, pliable form, setting up the...

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