One of the classical training methods is training in-hand. By working in-hand, the horse learns to use its body as easily and advantageously as possible without any burden. The horse performs gymnastics through exercises on both sides.
Working in-hand makes the horse’s muscles stronger and it is an effective way in which to teach the horse exercises, preparing it for exercises that will be performed later under the saddle. The highest degree of collecting can also be achieved with systematic training.