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Keeping the horse in the conversation

horse training tips from experts

If you’re looking for fun, smart, affordable and easy-to-implement ideas for better horse encounters, you’re going to enjoy your time here. Caring professionals from around the globe have contributed to offer exciting, revealing, honest and inspiring content with fresh perspectives on equine training, business success, lessons learned, horse care and ideas to uncover what it is your horse is trying to tell you.

Too much focus these days is put on making the horse (or people) do what you want. Imagine how much richer your partnerships could become once you learn how to listen.

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  • Young Horse Training Tip #4: Pasture time is training strategy

    Young Horse Training Tips from http://HorseSenseAndCents.com

    It’s not fair to expect a young horse to be focused on your requests if he’s not allowed time to kick up his heels. A tiny paddock available through the back stall door isn’t enough. If your horse is at your home, there are many ways you can design space with what you have. Sometimes you can do this at a boarding facility too. Any good young horse training strategy must include time for your baby to kick up his…

  • Young Horse Training Tip #3: Ride every other day

    Young Horse Training Tip #3

    Trial and error is always a big teacher when it comes to young horse training. Sometimes, what you discover will surprise you. For many years at Halcyon Acres®, young horses were lucky to get a day off each week once training started. Probably a big part of this thinking came from the racetrack, where young horses ship in, get pumped up with grain & supplements and are denied turnout time to release the energy their youth and diets are struggling…

  • Young Horse Training Tip #2: Keep Lessons Short

    Young Horse Training quick tip#2. Find one every day on the Horse Sense and Cents Pinterest board or expanded bi-weekly at http://HorseSenseAndCents.com

    Try it. Give it a few weeks, or even better, a couple of months. You’ll be shocked at how quickly your young horse surpasses the neighbor’s project being drilled for hours a day. It may not make sense to you, nor be the norm at the training facility down the road, but it works. Young horses can’t process much more than 15 minutes of new stuff in any given session. Your goal shouldn’t be to load a month’s worth of…

  • Young Horse Training Tip #1: Listen to what your horse is trying to tell you

    Listen and learn to build a relationship with your young horse beyond what you imagined

    So much is lost when we focus more on telling a horse what to do than what he’s trying to convey. The joy that comes from making a connection can’t be fully expressed in words. There’s that ah-ha moment in young horse training when human and horse understand. It’s surreal and often sudden. You’ll never find this place if you don’t learn to listen. Often the simplest things can mean the difference between an amazing rapport and grudging compliance –…

  • Horse and human help for making your first off-property ride a success

    It can be nerve-wracking for anyone (professionals included) to venture off the property with a horse for the first time. This becomes more challenging for novices who don’t have the benefit of drawing from decades of experience. Know you’re not alone – everyone has some doubts, anxiety and excitement associated with that first public appearance. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do at home to make this premiere event comfortable and fun for you and your horse. Horse help you…

  • Keeping your horse cool during the summer

    horse care during summer months at http://HorseSenseAndCents.com

    Periodically we offer horse care tips on the Horse Sense and Cents® blog. Paisley presented some good tips to get thinking about now it seems like winter might actually leave this year and summer may appear. Chin up – no more chopping ice, climbing through drifts and skating to the barn – get ready for heat, flies and stagnant air but also warmth, good footing and beautiful sunshine. below Paisley offers her suggestions for keeping your horse comfortable and healthy…