Building Confidence In A Horse Scared Of Crossing Water

Got A Spooky Horse? I’m Doing A Free Online Training That Reveals How To Cure Spookiness By Building Confidence Into Your Horse And Keeping Their Focus On You Instead Of The “Scary Monsters” Using Un-Trained Horses As Demonstrations. Click Here To Register To Watch This Free Training.

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Don’t Be Afraid To Get Firm With Your Horse

The video above is a clip from my new DVD, “Horse Logic”. Click here to get the full DVD. This is one of the BIG the things that gets in people’s way and prevents them from being able to get respect and trust from their horse. A lot of people think that if they firm…

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Whoa Podcast With John Harrer

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of talking with John Harrer from The Whoa Podcast. John asked me a lot of thought provoking questions about cowboy life, horse training, clinics, and more. I thought I’d share it with you and hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Click the play…

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How To Make Your Horse Safer To Ride

Many people are convinced that the key to having a safe horse – one who doesn’t spook, get scared, run off, etc – is more desensitizing. Though some desensitizing is sure necessary, a horse can have tons of that and still be a ticking time bomb when you’re riding. The real key to making your…

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The Only PROPER Way To Bridle Your Horse

Sometimes, there are several ways to get something done, and more than one of them would work. But when it comes to bridling your horse, there is actually one PROPER way to do it. To begin with, this will be much easier if your horse is already good at lowering his head — we have…

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Prevent Pulling Back When Tied

EVERY Horse Needs THIS! We talk a lot about a horse respecting your personal space and holding his distance behind you when you’re leading him. That should be established first. But there are times when you need to ASK your horse to come forward — loading in a trailer, sending through a gate, etc. There…

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Is Natural Horsemanship Ruining Horses?

In the world of what has come to be known as ‘Natural’ Horsemanship, there is a prevailing thought that if you ever use more than featherlight pressure, you’re not a good horser (my word). People have adopted the ‘natural’ philosophy and assumed that to create a ‘light’ horse, you must handle them ‘lightly’ all the…

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Does Your Horse Have Good Manners?

Everyone agrees that children should be taught good manners. We teach them to say please, thank you, to share, and not interrupt others as soon as they’re old enough to talk and understand. But horses should have good manners, too! A disrespectful horse is as unpleasant as a disrespectful child, and since a horse is…

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How To Have Confidence In The Saddle

One of the most important aspects of horsemanship is confidence –a confident rider and a confident horse. But confidence is not something that automatically happens. It must be built into the rider and also into the horse. And usually, one is dependent upon the other. A confident rider will cause the horse to be more…

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How To Convince A Stubborn Horse To Go In The Trailer

Although most horses can be either forced or pushed enough to eventually load into a trailer, if they’re anxious and uncomfortable about being in there, they will most likely paw the floor, kick the walls, and rush backwards out of there as soon as they get the chance. The goal is the make the trailer…

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