Category: Horse Training

Old habits die hard!

How to quick-fix a horse’s bad habits in the show pen Anticipation I am always on about repetition when training your horses. This is the quickest way to instill into your horse something you want to teach them – repetition! Until repetition of a…

Draw Reins – Part Two

Last time, I spoke about the usefulness of draw reins and the problems that can occur when you overuse them. I love to use them, as I mentioned in my blog “Draw Reins part one” when I am going to train the lope transition….

How to manoeuvre the gate with your yearling/2 year old trail horse…

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Using a snaffle on a Senior Horse

Senior horse snaffle bit training… Or any other bit for that matter! I think the worst thing you can do once you hunt down that curb/shank bit that your horse loves and works well in is to use it on him day in, day…

Is your horse leaning or pulling the reins out of your hands?

When you hold and release, the horse is learning to accept your hands and yield to the pressure you apply.

When Your Horse Won’t Go Forward.

The most natural thing for a horse to do is to go forward. The most frustrating issue for many riders is having a horse who is not willing to go forward. So what prevents a horse from doing what comes so naturally to him?…

How to get the “Kodak” look with your horse.

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What’s your pet hate?

I don’t like dribbling – do you?

Three tips to help you win in Hunter Under Saddle

Hunter Under Saddle horses should move with long, low strides reaching forward with ease and smoothness, be able to lengthen stride and cover ground with relaxed, free-flowing movement, while exhibiting correct gaits that are of the proper cadence. The quality of the movement and…

How to stop being nervous when showing your horse

I travelled to this lovely lady the other day to give her a riding lesson. She was so nice. She had been working with her horse at home for quite a few years, she was a lovely rider, had a handy horse and do…

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