As soon as a youngster has learned to be comfortable in the riding arena, we can start to educate the horse. The first step of education is to introduce the horse to the rider's aids from the ground, to build up an easy communication between man and horse. Groundwork means to work the horse from the ground with the cavecon. The groundwork can develop to any level, up to the higher schools. In contrary to the work in hand, the rider is not using a bit and has therefore no connection to the horse's mouth.