Horse Training 101

Written by Andy Curry

Horse training is an art. But it also has rules that govern how to work with and train a horse.

For instance, when you're training a horse to do something, you don't want to drill him with it so much that he becomes sour on it and unwilling to do it next time. The trick is to get him doing what you ask, then asking him to do it a few more times, then stop asking.

You can ask him to do it more for yourepparttar next day but you should stop asking for too much.

Here's a human view on why that's important.

If you were to get a piece of paper and writerepparttar 125787 word "training" on it, chances are you would do it just fine.

But what if I asked you write it again? Why would I ask you to do that? Because I just want to make sure you know to do it. So, I ask you to write it again.

When you get done writing it again I pat you onrepparttar 125788 back and say "Way to go. Now, let's do it again."

Apprehensive and sighing, you do it again. This time, after you write it, I ask you to immediately re-do it because I want it capitalized.

You give me a dirty look and rewrite it.

Then I ask you to do it again.

Now....aren't you getting tired of rewritingrepparttar 125789 word "training"? After all, you did what I asked. Plus, I asked you to rewrite it and capitalize it. It was stillrepparttar 125790 same word and you were still doing what I asked but I just wanted to make sure you were doing it.

This gives you a feel for why a horse shouldn't have to redo something over and over. The rule is once he gets it and does it a few more times then quit asking for it. Give him something else to do. Make it interesting for him.

How To Get Your Horse To Obey You And Look To You For Instuction

Written by Andy Cirru

Inrepparttar animal kingdom there is a pecking order. Richard Shrake points out that it’s a lot likerepparttar 125786 military. He ranks inrepparttar 125787 pecking order go from General down to Private. The General will get first pick ofrepparttar 125788 food, decide where to go and when, and so on.

The “second in command” will act just likerepparttar 125789 General but he won’t pick onrepparttar 125790 General becauserepparttar 125791 General dominates him. This string of command continues allrepparttar 125792 way down torepparttar 125793 bottom ofrepparttar 125794 pecking order. Any time a new animal comes intorepparttar 125795 group thenrepparttar 125796 pecking order shifts. Knowing this information, you can use it to your advantage. You can make yourselfrepparttar 125797 leader inrepparttar 125798 horse’s eyes. He’ll look to you for instruction. He’ll obey you.

If you have a dominant horse it will be instinct for him to let a more dominant being makerepparttar 125799 decisions. In this caserepparttar 125800 dominant being will be you. You will become leader by using your body language to show you are confident. Being dominant doesn’t mean you’re being aggressive.

Onrepparttar 125801 other hand, if your horse isrepparttar 125802 General, you may have to be more assertive. Make sure your horse doesn’t think you’re a threat. It’s easy to come across as threatening when you’re being assertive. If your horse feels threatened he’ll fight back and you can’t win. And if you are doing horse training, you will find it hard to get results.

Inrepparttar 125803 wild, dominant and aggressive horses will make their bodies tight and make sudden moves with fury while getting intorepparttar 125804 other horse’s space. The weaker horse will concede and move out of his space. Think of it asrepparttar 125805 General screaming an order andrepparttar 125806 Private is obeying.

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