How To Get Your Horse From Pulling Back While Tied

Written by Andy Curry


Some people have horses they donít dare tie. Why? Because they break their halters and/or crossties. So what is a person to do in their horse training practices?

My first suggestion is to get a rope halter. But not just any olí rope halter. Get one of those rope halters that are thin because they cut intorepparttar horseís poll more if they pull back. It sends a message torepparttar 125788 horse thatís itís not desirable to pull back.

When you getrepparttar 125789 rope halter on, tierepparttar 125790 lead rope torepparttar 125791 halter. Try not to use hardware onrepparttar 125792 lead rope if possibleÖinstead tie it torepparttar 125793 halter.

Next, try tyingrepparttar 125794 lead rope to a tree limb. Find a limb thatís about as thick as your forearm. You wantrepparttar 125795 tree limb to bend some because asrepparttar 125796 horse pulls backrepparttar 125797 limb gives but doesnít break.

A good type of tree to tie to is a willow tree if you can find one. Be careful thatrepparttar 125798 limb isnít cracked. Ifrepparttar 125799 horse pulls back onrepparttar 125800 limb and it breaks you could really have a wreck.

Leave about two feet of rope betweenrepparttar 125801 heel knot andrepparttar 125802 limb you tie to.

Now hereís how it works. Ifrepparttar 125803 horse pulls back,repparttar 125804 limb will bend. This lessensrepparttar 125805 resistance and lessensrepparttar 125806 desire to pull. Oncerepparttar 125807 horse stops pulling,repparttar 125808 limb pulls back Ė creating pressure Ė much like a giant rubber band. It causes him to step forward. He will soon get sore around his nose and his neck if keeps pulling.

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.

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