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Does your horse come 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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5 Challenges for You and Your Horse

Here are five challenges that will help you develop Connection, Attention, Communication, Calmness, and Trust with your horse.

Each challenge is a question to ask yourself and your horse…

Are you listening? Can you understand and do what I am asking of you? Am I giving clear, consistent cues so that you can understand?

When you can answer “yes” to these questions your relationship will have reached a new level!

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

25 Fun & 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, Featured

6 Simple Ways To Pair Bond With Your Horse

You’ve seen those horses that are best friends. They are nearly always close to each other and call out if they are parted or nicker when they see each other again.

They have what is called a ‘pair-bond’.

While your horse will never think of you as another horse, there are ways that you can use this natural instinct to pair-bond to encourage a similar relationship with you.

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