Horse breaking

20130411_7333This is one of the many shots I took over a 3 day horse breaking school. 

They start in a round yard by having the horse running around the yard, then as the horse starts to understand that they are in no danger the horse stops and sniffs the ground and looks at the trainer, the trainer backs off and walks backwards and after a while they walk up to the horse and put a rope around the neck.

Then after some lunging in the round yard they put a halter on the horse and pat the horse all over, so the horse can start to relax.
Next comes the saddle and this is one of those images.Some didnt mind others did. The course was amazing, with care and patience taken with the horses, at no stage was there any hitting or miss care taken, it is a new way of breaking and I approved of the way it was done, as I am very apposed to cruelty.