When the horse comes to me i work it 5 times a week, and make sure there is a rest of two days. My training horeses are on the pastures or paddocks 7 days a week.
I start my training with groundwork, to earn trust and respect and a foundation for teamwork.
The base is them becoming not be scared of the blanket or the stick. So I can touch them everywhere and they learn to accept and step aside. I want them to be relaxed.
When they feel asure with this situation I start putting on the saddle and bridle so they can get used to it, Normally this took 2 or 3 days. Surely this always depends on the horse.
Because of the good foundation, trust and being comfortable ith me the horses aren't overwhelmed by the situation me mountaining the horse.
The first times, i will be longing. Later i strt to steer them in different directions to make them used to it and understand it.
I prefer using an bosal or an groundworkhalter for the first steps of steering, because I think there's no reason to touch a horses mouth to early. They are already used to the halter, so there is less stress.
First of all they have to get used do a bit.
I also never qiut longing completly. I do it once a week or probably every second week to train the muscles right which is important for a good balance and flowing movements. The horse leans to carry itself with great manner.
In the beginning of under saddle training the youngsters learn every basic, no matter which discipline is focused on.
They learn sidepass, giving to the bit, bend around my leg, go on a nice straight line wiht loose reins and moving every part of their body which I am asking for.
Another important excercise is the „shoulder in“, because they will be able to carry themselves just well and build important muscles in their shoulders.
They also will learn stopping and backing up on a loose rein for sure.