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 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
Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily AQHA Professional Horseman Bennie Sargent shows you how to achieve power steering Your reins should create a straight line from
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 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