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Natural Horsemanship

Learn more about the techniques that are used for horse training that tap into a horse’s natural instincts and methods of communication instead of using force. Natural horsemanship is a more gentle method of training that uses pressure and release of pressure to achieve the same goals that force and fear have achieved from harsher methods in the past. It’s becoming a much more common and accepted method of training. The trainer tries to keep the horse calm throughout training, which helps build a feeling of safety and trust between horse and trainer. This increases bonding. Natural horsemanship trainers have seen amazing results using these methods.

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Partnership with your horse, fun with friends, the opportunity to showcase your skills: the International Liberty Horse Association (ILHA), a…

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Back by Popular Demand at Road to the Horse 2020

Road to the Horse 2020 is packed with talent! The complete lineup of championship competitors and Wild Cards have been…

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Hand-Feeding Treats to Horses

Hand-feeding your horse treats will make him mouthy, disrespectful, and dangerous! This conventional rule of horsemanship has been taught for…

2 years ago

How to Desensitize Your Horse

Horses are sensitive, but also easy to desensitize. With anything new, a horse will likely react at first. That’s his…

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Purposeful Groundwork

Some riders believe that their horse doesn't need purposeful groundwork, others swear by it. Read on to learn more about…

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At a Standstill

When an emergency is happening, it’s too late to train your horse to cooperate with the veterinarian. It’s frustrating for…

2 years ago

Equine Motivation

When you train a horse, it’s all about making him feel comfortable when he does the right thing and less…

3 years ago

Good Advice: Herd Hierarchy

Q: Knowing my horses and which is more dominant, should I feed in a specific order at feeding time and…

4 years ago

Good Advice: Off Course in the Round Pen

Q: How can I get my horse to longe or go around the round pen in a complete circle? He…

4 years ago

Clinton Anderson: The Sending Exercise

In this exercise, you are going to send your horse through tight, narrow spaces without moving your feet. Horses are…

5 years ago