Separation Anxiety Barn Sour Herd Bound

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December 15, 2016

People write to me all the time asking for help with their horses.

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Never Punish Your Horse

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July 17, 2016

No matter what your horse does or doesn’t do, it’s cruel and pointless to punish him. When a horse shies or doesn’t stop or doesn’t change leads or doesn’t do whatever else the rider thinks he...

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A Training Fix for You and Your Horse

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February 25, 2016

People always ask me for advice on how to ‘fix’ their horse. “My horse rears/shies/kicks up/won’t leave the barn/won’t leave his friend/won’t go into the trailer…”

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Your Safety is the Most Important Thing

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February 14, 2016

A friend of mine recently bought a stock horse mare at the local horse sale. “I got a bargain,” he said. “She’s only seven years old and she goes great. Let me show you.”

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Chasing a Horse From the Ground Won't Help

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December 12, 2015

When your horse is overfed and fresh and feeling frisky, lungeing him before you ride will help to get the excess energy out of his system. However, if your horse shies, rears, kicks up or uses...

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How to Overcome Horse Problems

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October 17, 2015

People always ask me how to overcome horse problems or does my book cover this or that specific issue.

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Too Much Feed and Not Enough Work

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October 11, 2015

In my grandfather’s day, horses had to earn their keep. A horse eating his head off out in the paddock wasn’t much use to anyone. Not many people could afford to keep a horse as a pet or...

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Your Horse Won't Forget Stressfull Experiences

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September 29, 2015

Campdrafting started to become popular in Australia in the late 1970s. I was about eighteen when I started competing at local campdrafts and like most eighteen year olds, I thought I knew everything.

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Dealing With Horse Problems

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September 18, 2015

Every day I receive emails from people who are having problems with their horses. I’m sure lots of people think there’ll be a magic fix for their particular issue.

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Safety First With Horses

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September 12, 2015

When you buy a horse, the first and foremost consideration must be your safety. Forget about the breeding, the colour, the amount of ribbons and trophies that the horse has won...

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Rearing Horses and Other Problems

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July 29, 2015

Many people tell me about the problems they have with their horses. I hear of rearing horses, shying horses, horses that kick up, buck, pull the reins, run home and any number of other issues.

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Horse Whisperers

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July 13, 2015

Nothing irks me more than when people call me a Horse Whisperer. Let me say once and for all – I’m not a Horse Whisperer.

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Horse Training it's not Rocket Science

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July 2, 2015

In every aspect of training, what you want to do must always be more important to your horse than whatever he wants to do.

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Horses May Forgive You but they Never Forget

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June 8, 2015

Back in the early 1970s, the Megalong Valley Gymkhana was a horse event not to be missed. The gymkhana ground was just a clearing in the scrub, about two furlongs (400 metres) in length

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Horse Training. It's as Easy as One Two Three

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May 1, 2015

Every time you ride or handle your horse, he concentrates on three simple things. When you also concentrate on these three simple things, you’re thinking on the same level as your horse

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For Horse's Sake, Keep it Short and Sweet

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April 16, 2015

One of my grandfather’s favourite sayings was “Work beats the best of them, man or beast”. He firmly believed that if you were having trouble with a horse or a man,

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It's Always Up To You

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April 1, 2015

Training horses isn’t easy. When you set out to train a horse the plain fact is that you’re going to have problems at some point. Different problems will arise at different stages with different horse

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Respect and Horse Training

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February 28, 2015

Fear is the biggest factor to overcome when you train horses. It’s very difficult to teach any horse anything at all when he’s frightened.

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Excuses, Excuses

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December 12, 2014

I watched a TV show the other night where a film crew followed rodeo contestants through a season of competition. The programe featured bull riders, saddle bronc riders, bareback riders and two barrel

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A Magic Horse Training Fix

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January 31, 2014

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...

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