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Horse Training Tips And Techniques

Horse training tips, much like general opinions, are something horsemen have no shortage of. So many different techniques and schools of thought exist that it can almost be maddening for those who wish to pick up sound advice for training their own horse. Which technique is correct? Which school of thought is the one I should follow?

The answer is none!

While you can become proficient with a particular training technique, you will really blossom if you remain receptive to a variety of techniques and incorporate those elements of the different schools that blend well with your own personal skills or preferences.

Although we do not advocate following horse training tips or techniques belonging exclusively to one school of thought, we do strongly believe in keeping your focus within one theme: natural horsemanship. If a particular technique goes against our philosophy of gentle horsemanship and creating a bond rather than an adversarial relationship, it will not be included here (at least not in a complimentary fashion).

The Horse-Handler Relationship

This is the first section in our horse training tips section for good reason… without a solid bond of respect and trust between you and your horse, your efforts are doomed to fail! The articles in this section will focus on the importance of a solid bond and the best way to obtain one.

bulletAs Strong As A Lion, As Gentle As A Lamb – Part One
bulletAs Strong As A Lion, As Gentle As A Lamb – Part Two
bulletRound Pen: The Great Equalizer
bulletBad Manners: An Infectious Plague
bulletThe Fatal Flaw Behind Horse Breaking
bulletWith Understanding Comes Success
bulletYou Can't Fool A Horse
bulletSuppress Your Fear Of Horses
bulletWhy Is Groundwork So Important?
bulletMust I Learn The Horse's Language?
bulletThe Intelligence Of Horses
bulletHorse Signs: Unease & Discomfort
bulletHorse Signs: Attentiveness & Comfort
bulletLead By Example
bulletRelaxation Is The Key
bulletHorses And Electricity: The Training Challenge
bulletHorse Communication: The Big Secret

General Horse Training Tips

The articles within this section do not focus on any particular training schools or styles, but rather general knowledge that can aid new horse trainers and horse owners alike.

bulletFalse Perceptions Behind Horse Training
bulletWhich Horse Trainer Should I Emulate?
bulletWhat Age Should I Start My Horse?
bulletHow Young Is Too Young?
bulletOvercoming Your Horse's Fear Of Water
bulletGeneral Horse Safety Tips
bulletHorse Safety Tips: Approaching & Positioning
bulletThe Critical Riding Errors Atop A Rearing Horse
bulletTraining Your Horse To Lead – Part One
bulletTraining Your Horse To Lead – Part Two
bulletFoal Imprinting: Overrated Or Miraculous?
bulletCould Foal Imprinting Be Detrimental?
bulletWorking With A Hot Horse - Part One
bulletWorking With A Hot Horse - Part Two
bulletConfrontation, Not Avoidance
bulletRewarding A Horse During Training
bulletCoaxing The Shy Horse
bulletDoes Imprinting Really Make A Better Horse?
bulletHorse Trailers: Loading The Nervous Horse - Part One
bulletHorse Trailers: Loading The Nervous Horse - Part Two
bulletHorse Trailers: Loading The Stubborn Horse - Part One
bulletHorse Trailers: Loading The Stubborn Horse - Part Two
bulletSummer Horse Workouts
bulletHorse Safety During Trail Rides
bulletWalking Off The Stirrups:  The Causes
bulletWalking Off The Stirrups:  Corrective Actions
bulletCauses of Horse Rearing - Part One
bulletCauses of Horse Rearing - Part Two
bulletHow To Stop A Horse From Rearing: The Basics
bulletHow To Stop A Horse From Rearing While Riding
bulletHow To Stop A Horse From Rearing: Groundwork

Working With Gaited Horses

Gaited horses have long been prized by horsemen all over the world, but today more than ever before they are becoming a popular choice for pleasure riders who love the experience of a long trail riding without being subjected to the uncomfortable trotting they have become accustomed to. The articles within this section will focus on gaited horses and any special considerations they may require.

bulletGaited Horses And The Perils Of Trotting
bulletWhat Tack Should I Use For A Mountain Horse?
bulletDirect Contact And Neck Reining With A Gaited Horse



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