Category Archives: Pressure and release

Aspects of using pressure and release in training your horse

My horse freaks at any new thing… this time, it’s a different rope.

Alrighty then! Mr. “I ain’t gunna and you can’t make me” Barney is one of those horses that notices and reacts to every new thing. This time, it’s a different rope… yep, just a different rope. To you and me, … Continue reading

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Desensitizing my horse to falling objects

So, the other day I made the mistake of allowing the saddle to fall off of Barney…on the off side. He spooked badly, ran me over, and generally flipped out. The whole thing was avoidable but, I felt the need … 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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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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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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