No one is born a natural horseman. With natural horsemanship you can communicate with the horse and further understand its cues naturally by using your instincts. Your understanding also reaches the horse and forms a bonding between the horseman and the horse. There are trainers who have developed horse training techniques wherein they incorporated the gentleness of natural horsemanship in.
You can further develop your horse training techniques based on your experience as you get to know your horse. New trainers keep coming up with new ideas frequently. One very famous technique is “Round pen technique”. A round shaped pen is used in this technique to train the horse. Thus, the horse always could maintain eye contact with the trainer and won’t get restricted to a corner since there are no corners. The horse keeps moving forward as a result. Round pen technique is known to be very effective for natural horse training technique and can be a sound investment.
One of the well-known techniques in training foals is the imprinting. Imprinting might expose them to touch and other sensations that it would come across throughout its life since the horse is still very young. Imprinting can help in repressing its response to certain smells, sounds, feelings that you wish to train your foal in. Another form of technique is the imprinting which is a highly rewarding horse training technique. The trick is to get to the young horse as soon as you can.
The ‘Single rein riding’ is also a famous technique. In this horse training technique you go around a round or oval pen with a halter and lead rope and not a bridle and reins. “A horse moves away from pressure” is the principle applied here. To make the horse move you apply pressure on the lead rope on the horse’s neck to make him divert his direction.
Lean forward slightly and swing the rope in front of the horse’s nose and take it to the other side in order to stop the horse. Instead of pulling the rope to slow the horse down, you can just adjust the angle of the turn and shift the body weight slightly. A naturally trained horse could easily get the cue and slow down. On the other side, a naurally trained horse would get scared when he see the rope in front of his nose.
You would find various equipments, products, material developed by trainers for natural horse training techniques. There is an end objective for every horse training technique.e. it can be for general training or for specific problem behavior training or certain discipline training.
There are various horse training techniques whicl you can try to train your horse. You may also come up with certain techniques using your experiences. It is a continuous process and the learning never really stops. Incorporate your learning with the horse training techniques and you can come up with innovative horse training techniques.