Shying - It's All About Control

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February 7, 2017

You must have control whenever you ride or handle your horse. Control doesn’t mean being heavy-handed and it doesn’t mean that you have to dominate your horse or show him who’s boss.

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You Must be Definite and Consistent With Your Horse

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March 22, 2016

You must always be definite and consistent whenever you’re with your horse and you must have definite rules. When your horse does as you ask, you must always make things relatively easy and pleasant

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How to Overcome Shying

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January 23, 2016

One of the most misunderstood problems that people have with their horse is shying. There are all sorts of old wives tales about why horses shy and what to do about it.

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Horse Back Riding

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July 25, 2015

Horse-back riding conjures up images of a loving relationship between you and a horse, with the two of you cantering off into the sunset in harmonious rapture.

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What Really Happens When Your Horse Shies

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June 23, 2015

Many times I’ve seen someone take the rug off their horse and leave it on the arena fence while they ride. When they trot around the arena, the horse takes fright of his own rug and shies

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Be Careful What You Reward

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March 28, 2015

When you work with your horse, you must be very careful which behaviours you reward. It’s very easy to reward undesirable behaviours without even knowing that you’ve done so.

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Teach your horse to relax

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October 11, 2014

Every horse’s world must be predictable before he can relax. Horses must always know what the outcome of their actions will be.

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You Don't Have to get Your Horse Used to Anything

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November 21, 2013

Here’s a scenario to ponder: A person who’s never even been near a horse before, attends his first riding lesson. The teacher says, “Welcome. We’ll start by putting you on a horse that bucks.

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