Pulling Back and Resisting

Pulling back when tied up

Last week, I read an article in an old issue of a prominent horse magazine on tying a horse for the first time. There were graphic photos of a terrified horse pulling back and fighting against a post. The article recommended the use of hobbles… Read More »Pulling back when tied up

How Smart is Your Horse

How Smart is Your Horse? How intelligent is your horse? Are some horses smarter than others? Are humans smarter than horses, or are horses smarter than humans? Horses  think all the time and maybe we should take a hint from that. Yes, horses do think… Read More »How Smart is Your Horse

Whoa Boy, Whoa

When a horse pulls back, the first thing someone does is yell ‘Whoa boy, whoa’. When a horse bucks or takes fright you hear the same thing, ‘Whoa, boy, whoa’. When a horse falls or becomes tangled in a fence, you hear it again, ‘Whoa,… Read More »Whoa Boy, Whoa

Timing is of the Essence

Your timing is critical in every aspect of horse training. If you’re even a few seconds early or late with your timing, your horse won’t understand what you want and he won’t respond as you think he should. Horses learn only from the immediate result… Read More »Timing is of the Essence