A Magic Horse Training Fix

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November 15, 2017

 

Everyone  who rides or handles horses will have problems at some point. Everyone  has trouble at some stage. You may have a problem cantering on the  correct lead; you may have a problem making your horse go; you may have a  problem making your horse stop…. The list is endless.

Sometimes,  problems develop into something more serious. Your horse may learn  undesirable behaviours and even become dangerous to ride.  He may learn  to rear, buck or kick up. When this happens, it’s only natural to think,  (hope), that there must be a quick and easy solution.

People sell  all sorts of gear and gadgets that are supposed to help. Unfortunately  for the poor horse, the gadget list is endless too:  A ‘magic’ halter  guaranteed to stop your horse running backwards and teach him to load  into a trailer. A ‘magic’ stick and leadrope guaranteed to cure leading  problems.  I’ve even seen a ‘gum line’ – a piece of thin rope that puts  pressure above a horse’s teeth - which supposedly stops bucking.

There  are no magic fixes in horse training. Horses must always be taught in  small increments that they can understand and accept. Every horseperson  must use as little pressure as possible to achieve their desired result.  Never apply severe pressure to any horse at any stage of his training.  Inflicting pain and pressure on horses via contraptions and gadgets is  unnecessary and can’t be justified under any circumstance.

There’s always a way around every horse, it’s up to us to find it.

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