John Wicks Clinic: Explaining the Hooking onto the Circle Exercise
9.43 minutes – In this video John talks about teaching a horse to hook onto a small circle. He explains how to make the circle comfortable, why the horse would want to leave the circle and what this exercise can lead to. Each time the horse commits to leaving the circle, John picks them up and steers them across the circle until the horse begins to understand the pattern and wants to stay there. John then moves on to explaining how this will lead to working on better alignment, collection, and body control.