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ASK, TELL, DEMAND & CORRECT

Did you know there is a hierarchy of communication when enjoying horses? Did you know that, unlike humans, horses learn from the RELEASE of pressure? Did you know that horses look for the right answer and look to humans for leadership? It is all true!

The “Pyramid of Pressure” is a four tiered approach that makes requests of the horse, which is defined as a cue that encourages a reaction. The Pyramid of Pressure is tiered as follows: Ask, Tell, Demand and Correct.

ASKING is the softest/lightest cue we can manage. The next level is TELL, which is a more assertive cue which inspires the horse to comply to the request. The DEMAND where the cue becomes more vigorous and somewhat uncomfortable for the horse until compliance is achieved. The CORRECTION only comes into use if the first three tiers fail to produce a result and is  a very direct, very firm cue that cannot be ignored. Remember that once an attempt at compliance is achieved, no matter what tier we are on, we ALWAYS reward, relax, breath and go back to the ASK on our next request. This inspires the horse to consistently seek the “right answer.”

Plan on participating in a Deluxe Lesson or dive into a Cowboy Horsemanship Clinic during your visit! Availability and spaces are LIMITED in each session, currently available Wednesday to Sunday each week, so be sure to reserve your spot early during your visit to Pine Ridge Dude Ranch! Contact us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com or call us at (845) 626-7345 to reserve your space and add a Deluxe Private Lesson or Cowboy Horsemanship Clinic to your visit!

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ASK, TELL, DEMAND & CORRECT Did you know there is a hierarchy of communication when enjoying horses? Did you know that, unlike humans, horses learn from the RELEASE of pressure? Did you know that horses look for the right answer and look to humans for leadership? It is all true! The “Pyramid of Pressure” is a four tiered approach that makes requests of the horse, which is defined as a cue that encourages a reaction. The Pyramid of Pressure is tiered as follows: Ask, Tell, Demand and Correct. ASKING is the softest/lightest cue we can manage. The next level is TELL, which is a more assertive cue which inspires the horse to comply to the request. The DEMAND where the cue becomes more vigorous and somewhat uncomfortable for the horse until compliance is achieved. The CORRECTION only comes into use if the first three tiers fail to produce a result and is a very direct, very firm cue that cannot be ignored. Remember that once an attempt at compliance is achieved, no matter what tier we are on, we ALWAYS reward, relax, breath and go back to the ASK on our next request. This inspires the horse to consistently seek the “right answer.” Plan on participating in a Deluxe Lesson or dive into a Cowboy Horsemanship Clinic during your visit! Availability and spaces are LIMITED in each session, currently available Wednesday to Sunday each week, so be sure to reserve your spot early during your visit to Pine Ridge Dude Ranch! Contact us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com or call us at (845) 626-7345 to reserve your space and add a Deluxe Private Lesson or Cowboy Horsemanship Clinic to your visit! #pineridgeduderanch, #upstateny, #horses, #advancedriding, #horsebackriding, #horsemanship, #trailrides, #ulstercountyny, #ulstercountytourism, #familygetaway, #staycation, #allinclusivefamilyvacation, #hudsonvalley, #iloveny, #thegreatoutdoors, #socialdistancing, #ranchlife, #spring2021, #summer2021, #newyork, #horselife, #equine, #equestrian, #spingbreak2021 #memorialday2021, #fourthofjuly2021
Ever wanted to feel like a Cowboy or Cowgirl? Ever wanted to experience true communication and partnership with a Horse? Come ride with us at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch (www.pineridgeduderanch) and experience all of this and more in the beautiful Catskill Mountains as you learn to communicate with a horse through Collaborative Groundwork, Arena Riding, Trail Riding and even Obstacle Course Challenges! Our “Cowboy Horsemanship” Programs offer something for EVERY LEVEL of rider and they are budget friendly too!

Deluxe Lessons are great for those who want to experience Horsemanship, enrich their riding experiences and improve communication, control and confidence. These 90 minute sessions can be done one on one or with a group of up to five riders.

Cowboy Horsemanship Clinics are ideal for groups of 2 to 5 riders who want a fully immersive horsemanship experience that covers MANY aspects of partnership with a horse, from groundwork to advanced riding maneuvers. With THREE levels of Clinics, these three-hour sessions are a fantastic and unique learning opportunity!

Sessions are available 7 days a week! Call Pine Ridge Dude Ranch at (845) 626-7345 or email us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com.  Ask about our “3 Session Package” and save money!

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Ever wanted to feel like a Cowboy or Cowgirl? Ever wanted to experience true communication and partnership with a Horse? Come ride with us at Pine Ridge Dude Ranch (www.pineridgeduderanch) and experience all of this and more in the beautiful Catskill Mountains as you learn to communicate with a horse through Collaborative Groundwork, Arena Riding, Trail Riding and even Obstacle Course Challenges! Our “Cowboy Horsemanship” Programs offer something for EVERY LEVEL of rider and they are budget friendly too! Deluxe Lessons are great for those who want to experience Horsemanship, enrich their riding experiences and improve communication, control and confidence. These 90 minute sessions can be done one on one or with a group of up to five riders. Cowboy Horsemanship Clinics are ideal for groups of 2 to 5 riders who want a fully immersive horsemanship experience that covers MANY aspects of partnership with a horse, from groundwork to advanced riding maneuvers. With THREE levels of Clinics, these three-hour sessions are a fantastic and unique learning opportunity! Sessions are available 7 days a week! Call Pine Ridge Dude Ranch at (845) 626-7345 or email us at reservations@pineridgeduderanch.com. Ask about our “3 Session Package” and save money! #pineridgeduderanch, #upstateny, #horses, #advancedriding, #horsebackriding, #horsemanship, #trailrides, #ulstercountyny, #ulstercountytourism, #familygetaway, #staycation, #allinclusivefamilyvacation, #hudsonvalley, #iloveny, #thegreatoutdoors, #socialdistancing, #ranchlife, #newyork, #horselife, #equine, #equestrian, #nyhorsecouncil, #ulstercountyhorsecouncil, #outdooradventures, #nyhorsecouncil, #ulstercountyhorsecouncil #staycation, #kerhamptons, #spingbreak2021 #memorialday2021, #fourthofjuly2021
The Spur”

Next to the Cowboy Hat, nothing really says “Cowboy” other than spurs and that distinctive the jingle-jangle of his spurs “singing.” The spurs are a very necessary part of his equipment…and the sound they make is enjoyable too.

The spur serves as an extension of the Cowboy’s leg, giving him more options and reach when asking his horse for a maneuver. Unlike what is seen in the movies, the spur is NOT meant to make the horse “go faster.” Spurs are used to help the horse flex at the ribcage, elevate the shoulders and move laterally. Through the application of cues from the Cowboy’s calf and the light touch of the rowel on the spur, a wide variety of advanced and refined maneuvers can be achieved.

The average western spur as parts: The rowel (the thing that makes the spur sing and the helps to horse to maneuver), the shank, the chap guard, the heel band, the leather button and the leather spur strap. To use a spur correctly takes diligence and practice. The lightest touch is needed to help guide and motivate the horse. Spurs are never used to “correct” the horse. They are simple a tool to encourage refinement. 

#pineridgeduderanch, #upstateny, #horses, #advancedriding, #horsebackriding, #horsemanship, #trailrides, #ulstercountyny, #ulstercountytourism, #familygetaway, #staycation, #allinclusivefamilyvacation, #hudsonvalley, #iloveny, #thegreatoutdoors, #socialdistancing, #ranchlife, #spring2021, #summer2021, #newyork, #horselife, #equine, #equestrian, #spingbreak2021 #memorialday2021, #fourthofjuly2021
The Spur” Next to the Cowboy Hat, nothing really says “Cowboy” other than spurs and that distinctive the jingle-jangle of his spurs “singing.” The spurs are a very necessary part of his equipment…and the sound they make is enjoyable too. The spur serves as an extension of the Cowboy’s leg, giving him more options and reach when asking his horse for a maneuver. Unlike what is seen in the movies, the spur is NOT meant to make the horse “go faster.” Spurs are used to help the horse flex at the ribcage, elevate the shoulders and move laterally. Through the application of cues from the Cowboy’s calf and the light touch of the rowel on the spur, a wide variety of advanced and refined maneuvers can be achieved. The average western spur as parts: The rowel (the thing that makes the spur sing and the helps to horse to maneuver), the shank, the chap guard, the heel band, the leather button and the leather spur strap. To use a spur correctly takes diligence and practice. The lightest touch is needed to help guide and motivate the horse. Spurs are never used to “correct” the horse. They are simple a tool to encourage refinement. #pineridgeduderanch, #upstateny, #horses, #advancedriding, #horsebackriding, #horsemanship, #trailrides, #ulstercountyny, #ulstercountytourism, #familygetaway, #staycation, #allinclusivefamilyvacation, #hudsonvalley, #iloveny, #thegreatoutdoors, #socialdistancing, #ranchlife, #spring2021, #summer2021, #newyork, #horselife, #equine, #equestrian, #spingbreak2021 #memorialday2021, #fourthofjuly2021