The Art of Doing Nothing With Horses

We always seem to feel the need to ‘do something’ with our horses. We must be riding them, training them, grooming them, rugging them, feeding them.

But have a look out in your horses paddock and you will see your horses doing nothing much at all. They spend a lot of time just standing around near each other. Sometimes there is a bit of mutual grooming or standing head to tail to keep the flies away but horses really like just standing around together having a snooze.

Have you ever been out into your horse’s paddock and just stood with them? No agenda. Just see what happens. Mine usually check me out for my treat bag and when they realize this isn’t a horse training session they will rest a foot and just stand next to me. Or move into position for a scratch in a favorite spot.

Most of us enjoy spending some relaxing time with our dogs. We are happy just to scratch a belly or pat a head for a while. It’s an excellent way to increase the bond with our animals.  Why not do the same with your horses?



Horse Tricks Academy is Open!

Bella trick standThe Horse Tricks Academy is an online place where you and your horse can work through all the steps to learn lots of different tricks.

Level One covers all the important basics of trick training. It has several modules that cover the information in the Horse Trick Training ebook, in more detail. These include Trick Training Basics, Equipment, The Marker & a yummy trick training treat eBook.

NOTE: The Trick Training ebook and Trick Treat ebook are available for FREE to Horse Tricks Academy Members (or you can purchase them from our PRODUCTS  page)

Level Two shows you how to teach your horse ‘Trick Foundations’. These simple but important exercises form the basics of loads of tricks. Once you and your horse understand how to do this you can use the same principles to teach your horse just about anything!

These Trick Foundations also help your horse to focus and get your horse’s attention. If your horse has some problem areas, you can use the same principles to improve these eg touchy ears or standing still.

You will also learn how to do an Assessment of you and your horse and work out the best tricks to start teaching your particular horse.

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