This fun game is not only for
little kids it can be played with equines also. It is not
only fun but it teaches the horse. Itís not quite like the
1) In the round pen you are on one
side and the horse is on the other.
2) Start walking like you are
going toward the horse but donít go to the horse.
3) If the horse looks like it is
going to run away keep walking but turn away from the horse. Kind
of like when kids fly like they are a plane.
4) Then as you are going away from
the horse go into a jog, do some serpentines or something squiggly and
let the horse watch you. And the horse will be watching you.
5) Then come back just a little
closer to the horse and zoom right by the horse. The horse wonít know
what to think what you want. The horse is thinking - "does she want
to get me out of there or what".
6)If the horse does move off and
run just stop for a second and see what the horse does.
7)If the horse is still running
meet up with the horse again but pass the horse. The horse is doing
his/her thing and you are doing your thing (so the horse thinks) and
will stop and watch what you are doing.
8)Then stop again when you are
going away from the horse. See if the horse comes to you.
9)If the horse comes to you
curious give her a treat. But the goal is for the horse to follow and
come to you no matter what your hands/arms/ body is doing and how
hysterical you are running around.
10) Then after you give the horse
a treat take off running away again and then circle around toward the
horse and pass the horse and see if the horse follows your pattern of
11) Keep it up until the horse has
caught on to following/chasing you.