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

25 Fun & Useful Things To Do At Home With Your Horse

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 fun, useful, and will make your relationship even better!

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Bonding Ideas, Featured

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 use this natural instinct to pair-bond to encourage a similar relationship with you.

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Bonding Ideas, Toys and Equipment, Trick Training Tips

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.

I had been originally teaching Bella to fetch, but then she started to pick up the ball and throw it. She really enjoyed doing that so we played around with her throwing the ball to me to catch, rather than continuing with ‘fetch’.

 

Do you want to have fun and create a very special bond with your horse? Try trick training…

Bonding Ideas

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.

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Bonding Ideas, Fun Ideas

6 Ideas to Cure Horse Boredom

Is your horse bored? Or would you like to try something new to engage your horse and motivate them? Here are some ideas that your horse should really enjoy.

1. Teach Your Horse to Paint

It seems that some horses are quite creative. Horses can be taught to pick up a paintbrush and apply paint to a canvas. The result is a beautiful, impressionistic painting.

2. Try Toyshorse play ball

There are lots of wonderful horse toys available now. Horses love to play and providing toys can really cure boredom. Try a toy that gets them thinking or gets them active.

3. Train at Liberty

Try training your horse without any restraints, at liberty. Your training will need to be fun and engaging to encourage your horse to stay with you. But it’s wonderful when they make the choice to be with you.

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