Sunday Video: Let Lainey Ashker Show You How to Start a Horse Over a Grid

Here’s a vocal explanation on how to start your greenies over yesterday’s #GOTD courtesy of Snitch!

Posted by Lainey Ashker on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Lainey Ashker‘s Grids of the Day, a.k.a. #GOTD, are a perennially popular source of inspiration for many riders. She’s often demonstrating the grid over what the majority of amateurs out there might consider some pretty sizable fences, though her exercises are adaptable to many levels. But what if you have a horse who is completely new to the concept of a grid?

In this video, Lainey demonstrates how she starts her young horses over grids aboard one of her mom’s new off-the-track Thoroughbreds who is quite new to jumping. You’ll see that she presents the grid to them in four stages and encourages them to seek to forwardness over the poles and offer to jump on their own, all while reminding them to take their time and not rush.

Thank you for sharing, Lainey. Watch and learn!