Horse Training, Solving Horse Problems, Trick Training Tips, Useful Tricks

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.

It’s just like any relationship!

We all love spending time with people that are fun, interesting, and who like doing things we enjoy.

Your horse is no different!

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Horse Training, Trick Training Tips

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 my horse to perform a very simple bow on cue.

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Horse Training, Question & Answers, Trick Training Tips

[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.

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

25 Fun and 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, 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’.