Horse Training, Trick Training Tips

A Very Simple Bow in Less Than 4 Minutes

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 my horse to perform a very simple bow on cue.

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Horse Training, Question & Answers, Trick Training Tips

[FAQ] What are the best tricks to teach my horse?

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.

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Bonding Ideas

5 Challenges for You and Your Horse

Building a connection with your horse takes time and effort. It isn’t something that happens magically. But what can you do to build that connection?

Here are five challenges to work on that will help you to develop Connection, Attention, Communication, Calmness, and Trust with your horse.

Each challenge is a question to ask yourself and your horse. Are you listening? Can you understand and do what it is I am asking of you? Am I giving clear consistent cues so that you are able to understand?

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Bonding Ideas, Horse Training

Thinking of your horse as behaving badly…

Do you ever think that your horse is so naughty! Why does he have to behave so badly! What a rotten animal! There are all sorts of names we call them that let others know just how awful they can be. Most of the time we say them in jest, we laugh them off as an endearment almost.

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Bonding Ideas, Horse Training, Horse Treats and Recipes, Trick Training Tips, Useful Tricks

25 Things To Do With Your Horse At Home

Are you and your horse stuck at home and looking for activities you can do together?

There are still lots of things you can do.

Here’s a list of activities that are a bit different, lots of fun and will make your relationship even better!

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Bonding Ideas

Horse Whorls Guide

Looking at whorls is a time honored method of judging a horse’s temperament.

Long held as superstition, there is science to back it up. Hair and brain are formed from the same fetal cell layer. Because they form at the same time it makes sense that as a fetus develops the hair growing over the brain, and body, can shows signs of what is going on underneath.

The placement of a whorl on a horse’s face can tell us a lot about their personality.

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