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
By Clinton Anderson Many horses are rideable, but few are truly well broke. I define a well broke horse as one who is quiet, dependable,
By Clinton Anderson When a horse gets mouthy — he nips or nibbles shirt sleeves, jackets or the lead rope — the behavior is often
By Clinton Anderson You’ve probably heard the saying, “Light hands, light mouth.” I disagree with that. I say, “Light hands that pick up softly and
By Clinton Anderson If you’re at a show or on a trail ride, it’s common for your horse to develop a magnet with the trailer.
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