How To Deal With A Rearing Horse

If you have a horse that rears, or want to prevent your horse from turning into a horse that rears, there are a few simple exercises you can do. I do this on every horse I ride. The first thing to check is what you have on his head and in this mouth. If your…

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Respond vs React – The Key to Desensitizing Your Horse

Just because a horse is responding to something does not mean he is afraid of it. I look at desensitizing as a tool to help a horse know to RESPOND to something instead of REACT in fear. Just because a horse responds, does not mean he is afraid. Like when we squeeze to get them…

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4 Reasons People Get Bucked Off

One of the most common stories I hear goes something like this: “Well, I was out just riding my horse along on the trail the other day, and a branch fell out of the tree (or a squirrel ran by, or the other horses started going faster, or there was a sudden loud noise, etc.,…

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3 Keys To A SOLID Horse Human Relationship

1. Have confidence in yourself as a rider. When you present an idea to your horse – ask him to go forward, back up, turn – whether on the ground or under saddle, do it with confidence and leadership. Know what you are going to ask before you ask it. If you are unsure, your…

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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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