Trust is key in your relationship with your horse. When a horse trusts you, they look to you for guidance, especially in unfamiliar situations. A horse that trusts its human companion is calmer, more confident, and better equipped to handle new challenges. Follow these 7 simple steps to build a strong, trust-filled relationship with your […]
NEVER go out for a ride if you are worried your horse might not do what you ask. You need to be sure you and your horse have an excellent connection before heading to places where you will likely meet new things and situations. Otherwise it is very unsafe for you and your horse! Here […]
Too Cold ❄️, Windy 💨, or Rainy 🌧️ to Ride? Don’t Let Bad Weather Dampen Your Spirits! Even when the weather isn’t ideal for riding, there’s a whole world of activities you can enjoy with your horse. From grooming to ground training, there are numerous ways to deepen your bond and keep your horse engaged […]
Before you go riding, spend time on your groundwork. Your rides will be safer and much more fun (for you and your horse). NEVER go out for a ride if you are worried your horse might not do what you ask. You need to be sure you and your horse have an excellent connection before […]
Most horses enjoy learning and working things out (just like us humans). But if a task is too difficult, the horse can become frustrated or confused. To avoid this, make learning easy and enjoyable for your horse by breaking the task down into super-simple steps.
The horse in the video below was VERY difficult to catch. But after a few weeks of doing fun and interesting things together, she is VERY keen to be caught! 🙂 The quickest and easiest way to encourage your horse to come running when you call is to do activities together that you both enjoy.
A very simple bow is easy and quick to teach if your horse already knows how to target. ‘Targeting’ is to touch an object when asked. You can learn more about targeting (touch) HERE I sped this video up a little but the times are in real-time. It took less than four minutes to teach […]
Easy. Just start with something that your horse does naturally. This will usually be a behavior that they enjoy or do in response to something going on around them. It is much easier to use a behavior your horse already does and build on it to create a trick.
Are you eager to enhance the bond with your horse and take your relationship to the next level? We have the perfect solution for you! Introducing 5 carefully designed challenges that will help you and your horse develop Connection, Attention, Communication, Calmness, and Trust. These essential elements will transform your partnership, enabling you and your […]
Are you looking for activities you and your horse can do at home? There are lots of things you can do! Here’s a list of activities that are fun, useful, and will make your relationship even better!
You’ve seen those horses that are best friends. They are nearly always close to each other and call out if they are parted or nicker when they see each other again. They have what is called a ‘pair-bond’. While your horse will never think of you as another horse, there are ways that you can […]
Here are just some of the things you will discover in the HORSE TRICKS CLUB – ACADEMY. (Plus each month we add new tricks and activities!)
I like to offer my horses different toys to play with and see what they want to do with them. Letting your horse have a say in the play process will really increase your horse’s motivation and enjoyment.
Horses that like each other, groom each other. It is one of the ways they care for each other and maintain their relationships. You can do something similar by finding a brush that your horse really likes and having regular grooming sessions. They only need to be short – just a few minutes every day.