This past weekend we participated in the first training for Aiken's Volunteer Mounted Unit. This training was held at Great Oak, Aiken's Therapeutic Riding Program.
Visit www.greatoakatrc.org/ for more information on Great Oak.
We learned several Clinton Anderson training methods including "circling trees." This was a very interesting exercise I practiced on all 3 horses today. I think it's just as much an exercise for the rider as the horse.
Here are a few images from the weekend, we had a great time!
Above is the instructor's horse, napping on the job. =)
Update: Channel 6 News released a story about the unit. Click below to watch the video.