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
Horses are a herd animal and their bodies are designed to be on the move. I try to keep my horses on turnout as much
As you progress your horse through the Method, start to expect more out of him. In other words, don’t fall into the trap of just
It’s normal for a horse to trip or stumble every once in awhile. Just like us, sometimes they take a misstep, especially if the ground
When you’re working with an arena-sour horse, don’t think, “How can I make the horse get in the arena?” Think, “How can I make it
If I’m considering buying a performance prospect, a little test I always do to see how athletic, willing and good minded a horse is, is