Teaching Your Horse Longer Sliding Stops

Once your horse is consistently stopping in one stride and sliding a couple of feet when you say, “whoa”, you can begin to teach him to do a longer sliding stop.  Before you start this training make sure your horse is good at the short sliding stops, so that you will have a foundation to […]

Use Horse Training to Solve a Problem With Your Horse

If you have not studied horse training, it can be a mystifying subject.  Even more of a puzzle is a horse with a behavioral problem.  This causes the owner stress and frustration.  Many people don’t understand that the problem usually lies with the trainer not the horse. The first step is unscrambling the horse’s behavior.  […]

5 Mistakes Horse Owners Often Make When Loading Their Horse

Mistake #1 – Thinking your horse is like a dog or a cat. Unless the new horse owner has been educated, they may think their horse is like a cat or dog.  The new horse owner may pat his thigh and say, “C’mon” a few times and the horse will just leap into the trailer […]

Loading Your Horse onto a Trailer

Loading your horse onto a trailer is one of life’s many challenges.  That is especially true if the horse isn’t sure that is where he wants to go.  Loading a horse onto a trailer can be dangerous if people become frustrated and impatient, and then they start trying to yank or shove an unwilling horse […]

Leading Your Horse to Get Control

There are some people who try to lead their horse by controlling their head with a lead rope.  This results in them pulling or jerking the lead rope and the horse will pull back or push around the person with the lead rope. There should be some slack in the lead rope as you are […]

Lead Training

The lead rope that attaches to the halter of the horse does not control the horse, and they won’t lead horses.  The lead rope lets you communicate the speed, the direction and the shape you want the horse to move. The easiest exercise is teaching the horse to stop.  You can accomplish this anywhere by […]

Get Your Horse to Obey and Look to You for Instructions

The animal kingdom has a pecking order, which is very similar to our military.  In the military the ranks in pecking order is General down to Private.  The General will make the decisions on where to go and what to do, etc. The rank beneath the General will act like the General, but he will […]

Training the Horse to Know Voice Commands

For those of you who are inexperienced, voice commands for the horse is nothing but words, but to the horse they are only sounds.  Because horses cannot speak our language, you will need to stop and think about what you will say to your horse when you want a certain reaction from him. As an […]

Secret to Training Your Horse

You know horse do not have the ability to reason, which is the reason horse training is such a challenge.  You have to understand how they think so you will know what works and the reason it works. The secret to making a horse trainable is their fear of pain and punishment, which has been […]

Tips for Beginning Trainers

Training of a horse is a gradual process of getting your horse’s attention and teaching him what you want him to do.  You want the horse to think of you at it’s lead mare no matter the gender of the horse or the owner.  Your horse may be a natural leader, which can make training […]