If you don’t think you have time to try Parelli techniques, or if you think all that groundwork takes too much time, here is a no-excuses approach. Each tip requires a maximum of 10 minutes a day. Even if you board your horse and can only get out a few times a week, you can still use that time to radically improve the relationship you have with your horse.
Before you start, get a little spiral notebook and write notes on your horse’s reactions to each tip. It will be easier to see where you started and track your results.
Three quick exercises to help increase your horse’s flexibilty.
Another quick exercise to help increase your horse’s flexibility.
Supple your horse’s neck for lateral flexion.
Confidence Builder: Plastic Bags-Part One
Teach your horse that plastic bags are not a threat.
Confidence Builder: Plastic Bags-Part Two
Build your horses confidence with plastic bags even further.
Is your horse afraid of the clippers? Help him feel relaxed when it’s time to clip.
Ear and Head-Shy
Build your horse’s confidence with his face and ears.
Strong abs are important for your horse’s back. Here’s a tip to strengthen them.
Lower the Head
Teach your horse to relax and lower his head with a simple touch.
Learn to prepare your horse before asking a command.
Follow a Feel
Ten minutes a day of this program and eventually your horse will lead by a thread.
Respond to a Send
Wouldn’t it be great if you could simply point at the trailer and get your horse to willingly walk in? Here’s a tip that will put you on the right road.
Develop the Squeeze Game
You can develop your horse’s Respect by teaching him the Squeeze Game.
Practice Emergency Dismounts
Does your fear of falling off prevent you from getting on?
Does your horse spook when you or anyone else moves quickly around him?
Build Confidence Part 2
Build your horse’s confidence and courage by desensitizing him to your movements with this easy tip.
Are you nervous that when you lead your horse he’s going to pull, step on you or even nip at you?
Gain your horse’s affection by respecting his space.
Try undemanding time to get your horse interested in you again.
Pick up his FeetTeach your horse to pick up and hold his own feet.
A Good Scratch
A 10-minute scratching session with no strings attached will win your horse’s heart.