Monthly Archives: August 2017

Using the passenger exercise on your horse.

One of the areas I need to dramatically improve is my seat! I have found that just being a passenger on my horse gives me time to concentrate better on doing that. I suggest doing this exercise in some sort … Continue reading

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Examples of using pressure and release to train my horse

Below, you’ll find a video I took today. It’s edited to show examples of how I use pressure and release to train Mr. “I ain’t gunna and you can’t make me!” Barney. Pressure and release is really what everyone uses … Continue reading

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I want you to be here!

I struggled over writing this post. This blog is brand spanking new and, as such, the readership is still quite low. It’s to be all about my ventures into horsemanship, lessons learned, horsemanship advice worthy of passing on, and all … Continue reading

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I saddle my horse from the right side, not the left.

All during my life, until a couple of years ago, I heard ‘Always saddle form the left side of the horse!’. I didn’t question it, everyone said it, it had to be the only acceptable thing to do! Well, no. … Continue reading

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Cleaning horse hooves and treating for thrush

I had my camera running as I cleaned Mr. “I ain’t gunna and you can’t make me” Barney’s hooves. I thought it might be good to show the process. The camera work is not all that great since it’s just … Continue reading

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Teaching leg cues to my horse

OK, right off the bat, I need to let you know that Willy knows leg cues already! He just chooses to ignore them a lot of the time. So, time in the saddle reinforcing them is required. You see, Willy … Continue reading

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The horse knows

One of the most legendary horsemen was a man named Ray Hunt. His words of wisdom are quoted far and wide. One of the things he said is the topic of this post. The horse knows. He knows if you … Continue reading

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Correcting unwanted or dangerous behavior

This is a touchy topic for a lot of people. There is general agreement that unwanted, and dangerous, behavior from your horse needs to be corrected. However, there is also a lot times when people simply don’t provide the kind … Continue reading

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New horsemen often tie a rope halter wrong

I only use rope halters with my horses. I feel that a rope halter is absolutely the best there is and that’s why I use them. They are tough, your horse will not break one unless it is worn out. … Continue reading

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A new horseman must learn pressure and release

Every horse responds to pressure in some manner and every horse learns from the release of that pressure. For the horseman, learning how to apply pressure to gain a desired response and know how to release that pressure once the … Continue reading

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