Remember all of the Richard Shrake techniques are based on a progression through multiple levels from the simplest to the most difficult. Always start at the beginning and return there if any resistance is shown at the next level. Go back and review often. The same process applies to your overall riding program, whether you are an individual with one pleasure horse or a professional with a barn full of students and show horses. Set short, medium and long-term goals for yourself and your horses. Review your goals frequently to stay on trach toward accomplishing them. You may also want to refer to this manual for quick reference and a renewed look at your personalized notes to guide you on to your customized program.