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training your horse to tie

Being tied doesn’t come naturally to horses, but it’s an essential skill for them to learn. There are many situations in which it’s important for your horse to tie well. …

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lunging your horse

Lunging doesn’t have to be boring for you or your horse. Here are some fun ways to switch up your lunging routine! You might love it or hate it. You …

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barefoot performance horse

The journey to becoming a barefoot performance horse needs to focus on more than just your horse’s feet. Here’s how a whole horse approach helped one FEI rider and her …

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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 to competing with your horse, …

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horse 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 most beautiful and athletic activities …

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curiosity

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 nurture this trait in your horse, …

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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 certain situations. Introducing your saddle horse …

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trailer-trashing

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 reshaped with a little time, effort …

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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, and the grass is growing. …

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clicker training

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 25 years since I first …

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