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.
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!
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 […]
When you start teaching your horse a new trick, they may want to do it all the time (even when you don’t ask them to do it). This means they are super keen! And they have discovered that by doing this new trick, they are ‘rewarded’. A reward for a horse can be anything such […]
Question: My horse won’t stand still. Can trick training help with that? Answer: Yes. You can use the same steps you use to teach your horse a trick to teach him to stand still. I like to train all my horses to stand on a particular spot – for example, a small mat on the […]
Question: I have started teaching my gelding to smile, he’s doing pretty well considering neither of us have a clue… well, do I stay with just the one trick until he “gets it” or… will that make him too bored and should I introduce another trick and alternate during the training time? …OR would that […]