Several of the volunteers spent the afternoon at SHERR working with some of the rescues doing what's called "ground work." This is where we spend time connecting with the horse, earning their trust and respect, and teaching them basic manners and commands. It's beneficial not only for making the horse a better companion, but in training the humans too! We learn how to listen to their cues and how to control the energy that we bring to every situation, because our horses certainly pick up on and mirror that back to us. All of our volunteers practice this ground work regularly, because we believe every great relationship with horses begins there!
Director Gin Wiltsey teaches the group how to communicate effectively with their horses.