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You have successfully completed Optimal Performance Program! During the past eight weeks you have taught your horse how to recognize Spontaneous Relaxations of his body, and you have shown him

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Following Weeks: Teaching Complex Behaviors with OPP

Saddling and Mounting using OPP Principles: From Relaxation on Restrictions, and Difficulties to Preparation to Saddling From Relaxation on Difficulties, to Relaxation on Saddling Relaxation on Saddling and Mounting with

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WEEK 9: Relaxation on Changing Movement Patterns

WEEK 9: Relaxation on Changing Movement Patterns Movement Patterns define how your horse moves. Teaching new movement patterns is an essential part of horse training. You need to teach your

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WEEK 8: Relaxation on Elevated Heart Rate

WEEK 8: Relaxation on Elevated Heart Rate The ability to maintain and deepen muscle relaxation during movement with an elevated heart rate is the basic ability that distinguishes an ordinary

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WEEK 7: Relaxation on Difficulties

WEEK 7: Relaxation on Difficulties Difficulty is everything that evokes tension in your horse: the exercise he is doing, but also the one he expects. Going into a new task,

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WEEK 6: Relaxation on Restriction of Movement

WEEK 6: Relaxation on Restriction of Movement Horses are not coping very well with restrictions. Any restriction to the horse’s movement or suddenly felt desire is tensing the body in

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WEEK 5: Relaxation on Orders

WEEK 5: Relaxation on Orders At the beginning of the OPP course a horse trainer may ask: “Why cannot we work without orders and rules?”. He thinks that rules are

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WEEK 4: Relaxation on Distractions

WEEK 4: Relaxation on Distractions Distraction is everything in the environment of your horse that causes him distress, pulls his focus away from the trainer and the training routine, and

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WEEK 3: Relaxation on Restriction of Food

WEEK 3: Relaxation on Restriction of Food Relaxation on Restriction of Food is a Relaxation Technique for every single horse: it’s perfect for horses who eat too quickly, and too

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