Is Groundwork Really Necessary?

The Groundwork Debate — Is it hype or should I buy my horse some toys? Groundwork is one of those subjects that horse people have really differing opinions about. Some believe groundwork is the key to everything. Others think it’s a bunch of hype and that it serves no purpose at all. I’ve heard all…

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[Free Download] The Trailer Loading Flowchart

Some horses load into a trailer just fine. And some don’t. So I put together a step-by-step flowchart to show you how to load a scared or unwilling horse into the trailer. It will walk you through every step (literally) of the process. It will even show you what to do if your horse acts…

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When And Why To Transition From Hackamore To Bit

Hackamores and snaffle bits serve the same purpose. They are both used for starting horses. Some people prefer snaffle bits and some people prefer using a hackamore. My personal preference is to start horses in a hackamore. (If you want to see why, you can watch this video I made about it). But every horse…

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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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