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Training Buzz: The Horse’s Three Mental Zones

Jan Brink breaks down how the three zones are used in the horse’s training.

This week’s Training Buzz is sponsored by USRider and features Jan Brink. Swedish equestrian Jan Brink has participated in three Olympic games. In this clip from a clinic ride, he first talks about the uniqueness of the Spanish and Portuguese breeds. Then he discusses the three mental zones of horses:

  1. Comfort zone
  2. Stretch zone
  3. Panic zone

He also explains how these mental zones come into play when training the horse.

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