Help Your Horse To Learn New Tasks Easily

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.

Does your horse come running when called?

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 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 […]

[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.

5 Challenges for You and Your Horse

Are you looking to take your relationship with your horse to the next level? If so, we have just the challenges for you. 🙂 We have found 5 challenges that will help you build Connection, Attention, Communication, Calmness, and Trust with your horse. Once you have those foundations, you two can do anything together! Each […]

6 Simple Ways To Pair Bond With Your Horse

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 […]

Playing Catch With Bella

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.

BONDING TIP: Find a Brush Your Horse REALLY Likes

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.

Turning Scary Things into Fun Things

One of the best tricks to teach your horse is ‘touch’. It is SO simple but has many uses. You can use ‘touch’ to help your horse accept and approach scary objects. It works like magic!

How To Teach Your Horse Treat Manners

Some people worry that using treats during training will cause their horse to become pushy, nippy, and turn them into a horrible food monster! Unfortunately, this is likely if your horse doesn’t learn how to behave around treats. For most horses, food is their favorite thing and they just want some… NOW! Thankfully it is […]

Horse Play Equipment and Toys

Playing with your horse engages his/her brain, improves communication between you two, helps your horse become used to new and different things, and is good fun for both of you! 🙂 Here are some ideas for equipment and toys that will make training really enjoyable for you and your horse. Most items are cheap and […]