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The Training Scale

All horses like all people are individual in personality and the approach Jason Mcinnes Horsemanship takes to training, is just that, individually!

The Training Scale (TS) is a principle-based guide, not a rule based manual to help horses better understand their riders approach to training. It’s a general frame work that is logical to the horse in its approach and has reliable points of reference for the rider.

The TS diagram (next page) has been developed over many years of proven results (from the horse), with 1000’s of horses and riders the world over.

The TS diagrams show:

  • A logical progression for the foal, through to collection of the mature horse
  • The flexibility of movement between the order, should the rider have challenges along the journey
  • First & Foremost, Respect must be shown to the horse and then Trust will be celebrated by the rider if the TS is followed.

The horse is not expected to give the rider respect; it’s what the rider shows the horse through the logical dialogue and training process. It is shown in the way we talk to/about our horse, how we present the horse in daily exercise with thoughtful and purposefully designed equipment, promoting comfort and direction for the horse. Respect is shown by understanding and appreciating that the horse didn’t ask to be ridden, but has been used for our financial gain and enjoyment.

Please refer to the Training Scale Diagram below.

The Training Scale ALL