Teaching a Horse Not to Pull While Being Led

Occasionally you can meet a horse that thinks it’s just fine to pull his handler along. Don’t blame the horse; somebody taught him to do this by not being consistent in leading exercises during the horse’s formative years. When you feel a horse put the slightest tension on the rope, that is the [...]

Teaching a Horse Not to Pull While Being Led2021-04-22T18:17:11+00:00

Getting a Horse’s Attention Is Like Fly Fishing

When I start bringing a disconnected horse’s focus back to me, I think of the process as being like casting a fly-fishing rod with a very fine, long line. Once I “hook” my horse, or capture his attention, I must move very delicately with him to not break the line. When successful, I [...]

Getting a Horse’s Attention Is Like Fly Fishing2021-04-22T18:17:12+00:00
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