Horse Training Know-Hows

Discern the reason for the problem first if you’re having troubles with your horse. Why is your horse misbehaving.? What seems to be bugging him.? Identify the problem areas first and then treat it. It is best if you will study horse training first before you start training your horse.

Read and understand the mental and emotional attitude of a horse. Never underestimate the emotions of the animals. Horses, eventhough they are animals, have feelings too. Your horse might feel that everytime you see him you would ask him to leave his friends and just work. Your horse might be hurt that’s why he is opposing to your commands to let you know that something’s wrong.

The saddle and girdle must be properly checked. If you ride on him and he became uneasy the saddle and the girdle might be hurting him. Look out for your posture and weight too; it may be causing discomfort to his back. Does he tend to bite? If the girth is too tight it might cause your horse to start biting when you pinch it. Doing many hand treats to your house would make him feel that even the hand is a treat. That’s why you have to check that one too.

If you feel that your horse is not accurate in picking leads, first make a check on the leads you are giving to your horse. There are chances that your leads are not clear and are confusing him, as horse is generally a very intelligent animal.

Be patient with your horse because getting angry or frustrated at him will never work. By shouting, screaming, hitting or stomping you can only scare the horse. Scaring your horse would only make him unruly. Be gentle but firm when training a horse. In horse training anger has certainly no bearing. If you feel your temper flaring take a break and give your horse a break too. Preferably take assistance from an experienced trainer to help you out.

Every horse has its own individuality. Some are more susceptible to learning whereas some are not. Don’t set benchmarks or deadlines. Don’t rush things up and give your horse enough time to be trained.

Horses are sensitive and they could easily react with your moods. It would make him wild to see you angry. Make your horse feel that you are fond of him and just stay calm. By being more caring and affectionate to your horse, he would be more responsive of the training. If you are running short of time do some activity which would not need you to rush, just have a walk around with him instead.

Horse training requires a lot of patience. Prior to training your horse, it is best to study about horse training first and plan your training schedules plus have your training gears ready. It involves a process and it can’t be done in a snap. If you want good results it is best to give yourself and your horse enough time. Providing your horse the support and encouragement he needs would make your training progress faster.