Horse Training Basics

3 ways never to use a stud chain

3 Ways you Should Never Use a Horse Stud Chain (And Why)

A stud chain can be a useful tool or an unnecessarily harsh correction, depending on the handler’s use of the chain and a particular horse’s sensitivity to correction. While a horse’s sensitivity can sometimes work in your benefit (like the horse who only needs a rider to carry a crop in order to become more …

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increase horse, rider, and farm safety by training your horses to stop immediately on cue

The Perfect Whoa: How to Train a Horse to Stop on Verbal Command

    When it comes to horse training, nothing is more fundamental than teaching a horse to reliably stop on command – and yet, it’s something that many horse trainers skip right over without a thought. Instead, most horses are trained to stop through body cues and rain cues – like sitting deep in the saddle, stopping the …

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retraining a horse that acts up when entering or riding in an arena

Arena Sour: Working with Horses that Refuse to Enter an Arena

Sometimes horses will start becoming difficult to ride into an arena (or any area they’ve typically been ridden or trained in). Often, the horse will start exhibiting behaviors that make it difficult for the rider to get the horse to the arena. These difficult behaviors can range from simply refusing to enter the arena- by …

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loading a horse that won't step onto the trailer

Tips and Tricks for Loading a Horse that Won’t Walk into a Trailer

  Is any problem more frustrating than packing up for a show or trail ride- usually running a bit behind- and rushing to load your horse just to find the horse won’t walk into the trailer? In this article, I’ll be discussing the problem and describing specific training interventions you can use right now or …

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