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 movement…

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…

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…

How To Teach a Horse to Fetch

Teaching a horse to fetch a ball, a hat, or any object- is not that difficult. With frequent, short sessions you can have your horse picking up and retrieving items in a matter of days. In this article, we’ll use a clicker & treat as the behavior reinforcement method. You can have success training with…