Are you looking for activities you and your horse can do at home? There are lots of things you can do! Here’s a list of activities that are fun, useful, and will make your relationship even better!
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 […]
To encourage your horse to try even harder consider training with 2 types of treats. I use a general one and a ‘special’ treat for when they do something really well. The general treat is usually something that isn’t high in sugar or fat. You can use a lot of it! 🙂 Options for the […]
Bake a batch of these to give your horse a special trick training treat. Most horses love, love, love these treats! We use simple treats for general daily trick training but when our horses do something really well we give them one or two of these. It really inspires them! 🙂
These horse treats are super simple to make. They are soft and just a little bit sweet. My older horse loves them! I make them out of human-grade ingredients and snack on them when we are training 🙂 Oat & Apple Chews Ingredients: 1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce 1 cup quick oats ½ cup […]
I get asked a lot if it is possible to teach a horse tricks without treats. Yes is it possible, but I find it takes a lot longer to teach them a trick. Most horses would rather be out in their paddock with their mates eating grass. So you need to find something that makes […]
It is very important that once you start teaching your horse tricks that you ONLY feed your horse from your hand if he does something that you have asked him to do. Your horse needs to learn that from now on the only time he gets a treat is if he does something you ask […]
Most horses love treats and this is the best reward you can give them when they do something right. Some horses are more than happy with a scratch or pat as a reward but it’s usually food that really inspires them to perform. I have tried 100’s of different treats to find the best training […]