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

Use Body Exploration to Put Your Horse at Ease

Before starting any exercise, take the time to connect and listen to your horse with your hands. You can easily do this by mindfully running your hands all over your horse’s body. This simple Body Exploration exercise will provide you with valuable information regarding your horse’s state of body and mind as well [...]

Use Body Exploration to Put Your Horse at Ease2021-04-22T18:17:12+00:00
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