Western States Virtual Horse Expo
Russ Krachun shares his philosophy & methodologies of Kozak Horsemanship throughout the following video topics at the Western States Virtual Horse Expo Dec 3rd-Dec 6th/2020:
DEVELOPING MENTAL & PHYSICAL ABILITIES OF THE HORSE
Russ Krachun shares methods from his “Foundation” program “Round Pen Riding Methodology” and methods from “Bridle Work Methodology” that develop mental and physical abilities in the horse. Confidence, balance, flexibility, & coordination and muscle memory are developed; preparing the horse to perform basic maneuvers. Methods involve timing, repetition and periods of relaxation starting from the ground and are transferred to the saddle.
CONFIDENCE, TRUST AND SOLID MINDS
Russ Krachun shares his unconventional philosophy and methodology to develop confidence and trust within the horse’s mind in order for the horse to control his emotions in any environment, in various situations and during various anxieties. Russ explains the importance of understanding your horse’s mental abilities, not just his physical abilities and shares his methodology that includes the use of proper timing and repetition along with periods of relaxation. A confident and trusting mind is essential in order for the horse to perform to the best of his ability and also in our day to day involvement with our horses.
BRIDLE WORK METHODOLOGY
Bridle Work Methodology prepares the horse both physically and mentally and allows the horse to learn how to effectively use the poll, neck, shoulders, rib cage and hindquarters. Each step by step method helps to build the horses understanding and also contributes to the development of muscle memory through the use of proper timing, repetition and relaxation. The result is a responsive educated horse, responding soft and supple when rein cues and aids are used.
BALANCE & COORDINATION WITH HORSE & HUMAN
Russ Krachun shares his philosophy and unconventional methodology in how to develop balance and improve the coordination between the horse and the human. These methods and exercises also assist the rider to become better coordinated, balanced, and become more consistent with their cues, resulting in improved physical abilities and improved riding abilities.