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 […]

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 […]

[FAQ] Which trick should I teach my horse first?

The best trick to teach your horse first is to ‘touch’ an object with their nose. This is a simple trick, but it is also the foundation of many other tricks like fetch, hug, and kiss. Most tricks, even the more advanced ones, can be built using a few foundation movements.

Increase Your Horse’s Attention By Defining Your Training Sessions

If you want to teach your horse lots of tricks you need to clearly define the start and end of your training sessions. Your horse needs to know when you are about to start teaching them something new and to give you their total attention. To signal to my horses that I am in training […]

Building Trust and Communication

If you build a bond with your horse through trust and communication, they will do just about anything for you. A few days ago I was training Bella (my new trick horse) in her new paddock. I’m always looking for opportunities and new things to do with Bella.  There were lots of flat rocks around. I […]

Quickest Way to Teach Your Horse a Trick

Would you like to teach your horse a trick quickly or slowly?  I think you would probably say ‘quickly’.  Who wouldn’t?  But I’ve found that teaching horses tricks slowly actually speeds things up. Huh??? Let me explain….. If you want to teach your horse to bow it’s easy – just grab a carrot, put a […]

Help! The neighbors think I’m crazy!

Every morning I head out to my horse’s paddock loaded up with balls, hula hoops, traffic cones, and other toys. My horses see me coming and run over to say hello and investigate what I’m carrying. I sometimes wonder what the neighbors think.  They have ‘normal’ horses and are doing ‘normal’ things with them. In […]