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
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.
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
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