Gold Level


Gold Level

Gold Level is the third HorseCentered Level

This Level applies advanced training concepts to groundwork skills, teaching students to train their horses ethically and effectively.

Students in unmounted Gold Level lessons will deepen awareness of equine and human body language, demonstrating partnership and refined communication throughout their ground training practice.

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trainer and horse at liberty during HorseCentered Levels lesson

What you can teach in Gold Level?

Horse Centered Targeting Gold Level

Good horse training is fun for everyone!

Gold Level students are encouraged to consider the mental and physical benefits of ground training and to apply problem-solving skills to a variety of common training scenarios.

As they work toward big training goals, they will discover the possibilities created by patient, thoughtful practice, and take their relationship with their horse to a whole new Level.

Gold Level is appropriate for students who:

LEVELS TOPICS include unmounted safety, ground handling, equine behavior, training theory.

Lessons for Gold Level students will include advanced theory and hands-on training skills:

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Overview of Gold Level: Students will deepen awareness of equine body language and knowledge of advanced training concepts, demonstrating partnership and communication throughout all groundwork exercises. Students are encouraged to consider the potential physical benefits of ground training and to apply problem-solving skills to a variety of common training scenarios.


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One former student, Delaney Witbrod, is now a professional photographer with a gift for animal portraits – see more of her fine work here. We’re also grateful for photos of Western riding donated by LLPro instructors – particularly Bit of Pleasure Horse School and Joyful Hearts Photography!

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