The environment outside your arena contains all kinds of challenges for a young horse. Clinician Joe Wolter makes a point to ride toward them, using the outdoor elements to promote suppleness, balance, trust and develop common sense.
Joe Wolter’s property in West Texas, surprisingly, has a tall, steep hill in the back pasture. The California-raised trainer and clinician appreciates the elevated ground for a number of reasons. Not only does it give the typically flat landscape some character, the hill serves as an excellent training area for Wolter’s young horses.