Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Training

competition training

The whole-horse perspective in competition training

Working towards a goal in competition requires focus, but for your horse’s well-being, it’s important to also maintain balance in his life. When it comes...
horse jump

Anatomy in motion – how horses jump

Understanding the five phases of a horse’s jump, and what happens during each, can help improve your riding and training. Jumping is one of the...
curiosity

Training your horse – how curiosity plays a part

An attitude of curiosity is of vital importance to your horse’s trainability and willingness to learn. Let’s take a look at how you can...
Teaching your horse to handle a rope

Teaching your horse to handle a rope

Getting your horse used to having a rope thrown around is a helpful trust-building tool that helps teach your horse not to panic in...
trailer-trashing

Retraining the trailer-trashing horse

Does your horse paw, kick, or thrash around while he’s in the trailer? This destructive behavior, also known as trailer-trashing, can be can be...
clicker training for the food-distracted horse

Clicker training for the food-distracted horse

Turn your horse’s obsession with spring grass into a reinforcement opportunity by using clicker training and focusing on what you want from him. It’s spring,...
clicker training

Clicker training for hoof handling

If your horse needs help with hoof handling manners, clicker training can create positive associations and responses in a safe and calm manner. It’s been almost...
Tips for handling a rearing horse

Tips for handling a rearing horse

Rearing is a very dangerous unwanted behavior in horses. Let’s take a look at why your horse might display this behavior, and how you can...
Centered Riding basics

Centered Riding basics

Reconnect and build trust with Centered Riding basics. Sally Swift, the founder of Centered Riding, would often remind her students that the basics of Centered...
How to develop good hands

How to develop good hands

Good hands are the hallmark of a great rider. Take a look at how you can build this trait. Having “good hands” is a sign...