Teaching Your Horse Tricks Step By Step

Horses learn much quicker and are less likely to get confused if you teach them in small steps rather than attempting a trick all at once. If you want to teach your horse a trick (or anything else), think about the final result you want, then try and break the trick into as many smaller […]

Tricks your horse already does

Your horse may already do tricks or he may do something that can be turned into a trick. Watch them and think about what they do naturally each day, especially around feeding time or when you are grooming them.  Could this form part of a trick?  It makes it much easier to teach a trick […]

Teaching your horse to actively learn tricks

It’s easy to teach a horse two or three simple tricks.  Holding a treat in a certain position will tempt most horses to do simple things like drop their heads or give you a hug – they are just following the treat.  But if you really want to increase communication with your horse and teach […]

Where would your horse rather be?

It’s hard to admit but a few years ago I realized that most of the horses I had owned would rather be in a large field, eating grass with their horse friends, than being ridden or working with me. Now I understand why. I used to catch my horse, groom him, saddle him, ride him, […]