Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship From time to time, your horse is going to spook at objects on the trail. Having a fail-safe approach to handling
Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship Horses are smart enough to know when they can chump us and when they can’t. For example, more than likely, if
Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship Once your horse understands an exercise, it’s important to move on. There’s nothing horses hate more than being forced to do
Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship I prefer to ride a horse out by myself so that it’s just the two of us. When you get two
Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship If you have a horse that’s too busy eyeing up his next meal on the trail rather than paying attention to
Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship When a horse is frightened of an object, the worst thing you can do is force him to approach it. The
By Clinton Anderson Because horses are prey animals, when they are made to go in tight, narrow spaces – such as a trailer – it’s
By Clinton Anderson If you know your horse has a tendency to turn a leisurely trail ride into an all-out race, set the situation up
Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship One of the best places to train your horse is outside on the trail. While it may be a little more
Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship If your horse does spook at something, put his energy to good use. If it’s an object you can ride around,
By Clinton Anderson I often get asked if it’s OK to tie a horse in the trailer using my rope halter. The answer is absolutely.
Courtesy of Downunder Horsemanship Anticipation is a common problem that plagues horses in all disciplines, particularly horses that are hot-blooded and sensitive. Horses are great
By Clinton Anderson Rearing is a very dangerous situation for both horse and rider, and if left uncorrected is a problem that only gets worse.
By Clinton Anderson When you begin to teach the horse to load onto the trailer, the first rule is to completely forget about the trailer.
By Clinton Anderson Too often, I meet people at tours or we’ll receive letters in the office saying that they have a problem that needs