Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship It’s very normal for young horses to mouth and play with the bit. They’re just trying to figure out what the
By Clinton Anderson Trying to protect a horse from objects he’s scared of only makes the situation worse. I’m sure you’ve experienced this yourself. Your
By Clinton Anderson A horse that constantly gapes his mouth or chomps on the bit has one of a few things going on. He might
By Clinton Anderson If your horse tries to bite you when you saddle him, first make sure your tack is clean and it fits your
By Clinton Anderson Do you have a horse that constantly fidgets when you go to put his support boots on? Here’s a fix to get
By Clinton Anderson If your horse is hard to catch, don’t approach him like a predator. A common mistake people make when trying to catch
By Clinton Anderson When you’re working with an arena-shy horse, don’t think, “How can I make him get in the arena?” Think, “How can I
By Clinton Anderson Show environments can be stressful to horses, and it’s not uncommon for horses to buddy up at the showgrounds and then react
Common Mistakes To Avoid: If you want your horse to be an all-around broke mount, it’s important to ride him outside the confines of an arena.
Test Your Control At Home. If your horse has a tendency to race ahead when you’re riding in a group, here’s a way to teach him
To help your horse overcome his trailering fears, you have to look at trailering from his perspective. Clinton Anderson explains the horse’s perspective. As prey
One of the most important rules of feeding treats to your horse is that you should never give a horse a treat when he’s expecting
Ride Solo. When I take a horse on the trail for the first time, I prefer to ride him out by myself so that it’s just
If you talk to any good horse trainer about how they got to where they are, they’ll admit they’ve made some mistakes along the way.
Warm Up With Groundwork. Before hitting the trail, be sure your horse is in the right frame of mind, meaning he’s calm, using the thinking side