Horse Training Techniques From The 1800's - What's Old Is New And What's New Is Old

Written by Andy Curry

Was herepparttar world's greatest horse trainer of all time? Would his picture be inrepparttar 125802 horse trainer's Hall Of Fame? Perhaps.

His name was Jesse Beery. Before he was twenty he became a world class horse trainer. He was so well known, there were more people who heard of him than didn't.

Jesse Beery learned how to train horses almost entirely on his own because there were few people who knew how to train a horse.

Beery's parents discouraged horse training as a career but later okay'd his passion. From then on there was no stopping Beery from achieving greatness.

Beery's first inclination to train horses happened when he drove a horse and buggy to a friend's house. As Beery exitedrepparttar 125803 buggyrepparttar 125804 horse spooked and ran home. During that long walk home Beery was determined to make his horse stay put.

As he worked with his horse he discovered ways to get a horse to do what he wanted. Although nearly killed in training incidents and laughed at from friends and neighbors, Beery soon became THE authority on horse training.

Beery's methods solved numerous problems with horses that seemed unsolvable. If a horse was hard to shoe, ran away, pulled while tied, spooky, and more...Beery knew how to fix it.

How To Stop Your Horse From Rearing And What To Do If He Does It Unexpectedly

Written by Andy Curry

There is a dangerous problem that horse owners should be very aware of. Itís when a horse stands up on his back legs. Itís called ďrearing.Ē This problem can be quite dangerous and cause severe injuries torepparttar rider and/or horse.

Rearing is perhaps a horseís most effective defense againstrepparttar 125801 rider. It is dangerous in thatrepparttar 125802 horse can fall over backward onto its rider. Because of a horseís enormous weight this can cripple and even killrepparttar 125803 rider. Thus, it is good to know why, if possible, a horse rears. But even more importantly, how to stop it.

If your horse ever does rear with you on him, there isnít much you can do. If he rears suddenly, he could lose his balance and fall or he could rear so explosively that he can throw himself back torepparttar 125804 ground withrepparttar 125805 rider under him. If youíre on him while this is happening and you userepparttar 125806 reins to pull on to keep from falling, youíre likely to pullrepparttar 125807 horse over.

Although itís not one hundred percent infallible,repparttar 125808 best way to protect yourself when a horse rears with you is to lean forward immediately and put your hands forward so you have loose reins. If you have to, you could even put your arms around his neck, let go ofrepparttar 125809 reins and slide off. For my money, there arenít any other safer ways to deal with a horse if he suddenly rears.

Why do horses rear? There are several reasons why. Here are some examples.

Iíve read where a rider was on an obedient horse while trail riding. They came upon cows and it scaredrepparttar 125810 horse becauserepparttar 125811 horse was not used to cows. The rider tried to getrepparttar 125812 horse to go towardrepparttar 125813 cows to get it to learn that cows are not spooky. The horse obeyed and went forward but finally became so frightened that it reared up, lost balance, and fell on its rider. The rider suffered numerous broken bones.

The rider later understoodrepparttar 125814 horse felt trapped. The horse obediently went forward even though it was frightened. As it got closer, fear overpoweredrepparttar 125815 horse and it had nowhere to go but up.

Some horses rear because as colts they were too young to be ridden. Another reason rearing happens is because training may confuserepparttar 125816 horse. The horse may be asked to do too much at one time and not know what to do.

Sometimes a horse will rear if it is forced to yield torepparttar 125817 bit. Other horses may rear if you try to get them to put out more energy than they can. Onrepparttar 125818 opposite end, some horses may rear because they want to go and you donít let them.

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