EFM3 – Under Pressure


Horses need to be safe. Need to feel comfortable. Pressure moves them away from this state. Release of pressure.

Session Objectives

By the end of this session you will understand the importance of, and have had an opportunity to practice:

  • applying different types and different degrees of pressure to move the horse

Principles to Be Practiced

  • safety first – for you and the horse
  • present moment awareness 
  • leadership
  • communication
  • application and release of pressure


Session Activities

  • “Wheel of Awareness” – Grooming Meditation for interconnectedness
  • assess the herd
  • Pressure to Move Horse
  • Horsemans Dance

Questions to Consider

Before you arrive think about and be prepared to discuss the answers to the following questions: