The Art of Hacking

This is an introductory course for anyone who would like to improve and develop you and your horse’s combined competence, skills and enjoyment about hacking out.

Many of us dream of setting out in the world with our horse; journeying, exploring, sharing freedom and fresh air as a partnership. However, there are some fundamental and vital things we need to have in place for this to be a pleasurable experience for us both. I no longer believe that ‘Hang on and Hope’ (my former strategy) is the best way to look after me and my horse when we’re out hacking. I also do not want to use force or equipment to keep a ‘lid on things’.

This 8 week course provides a series of pointers about the things which I think are essential to develop and progress. By taking the time to prepare yourself and your horse, you can feel much more confident that you can greet the unknown with a broad smile. I want us both to feel good about hacking, and rather than leaving things to chance, consider what my horse needs to know and feel good about.

Each week there will be a video explaining some of theses principles and applications, with an accompanying live discussion session. You will have life long access to this content once purchased, so you can keep returning to it after our initial collective ‘deep dive’.

Content includes:

Connection and relationship

Ground work essentials

Speed control – go out and come back at the same speed.

The Human element

Hazards

Hacking with others

Hills, woods, moors, water

The best pubs to visit on horseback