How To Load A Horse Into A Trailer - Easy As Pie - Using Smart Horse Training!

Written by Andy Curry

If there is an art to getting horses to load in a trailer, then this it.

The first thing that must happen is communication betweenrepparttar horse and his handler. The horse must understand what is required of him andrepparttar 125790 handler must make it easy to understand.

Thus, you must start by gettingrepparttar 125791 horse to move forward in either direction. After a direction is established then get him moving inrepparttar 125792 opposite direction. A round pen is excellent for this purpose.

Whenrepparttar 125793 horse gets good at moving both directions then it's time to hook a lead rope to his halter and lunge him left and right. For instance, when you point left,repparttar 125794 horse must know to go to your left. And vice versa for going right.

The final result should look like this. You're holdingrepparttar 125795 lead rope while facing your horse. As you holdrepparttar 125796 lead rope in your right hand, you hookrepparttar 125797 middle ofrepparttar 125798 lead rope with your left thumb. Lift it up and point torepparttar 125799 left.

Your horse, now knowing what to do, immediately goes to your left. After a circle or two you switch hands and getrepparttar 125800 horse to go to your right.

When he gets good at that, then send (lunge) him through gate openings, barn door openings, etc. Also, lunge him in smaller spaces to help him deal with his natural claustrophobia. You can do this by lunging him between you and a fence. As he goes back and forth makerepparttar 125801 space between you andrepparttar 125802 fence smaller. Be careful not to get stepped on.

The Cure To Stop A Horse From Kicking

Written by Andy Curry

I get a lot of horse training questions about stopping a horse from kicking. The kicking habits of these horses range fromrepparttar horse kicking at virtually anyone to kicking at onlyrepparttar 125789 husbands.

It's a daunting problem that lots of people have no idea how to cure. That being so, I want to share some insight to horses kicking.

First I want to relate some causes of horses starting inrepparttar 125790 habit of kicking. Because a horse kicks is no reason to think he is naturally bad or unmanageable. I don't think there is a horse alive that is "naturally" vicious. In fact, they're made that way due to bad management or ignorant handlers.

Admittedly, there are some horses that inheritrepparttar 125791 characteristics of their ancestors. But one should never start to break a horse without first taking into considerationrepparttar 125792 nature, disposition, and understanding of a horse.

For instance, there are some horses that are naturally predisposed to have a "not so good" disposition. There are certain physical characteristics you can spot on a horse that indicate what his disposition is like.

Jesse Beery, a famous horse trainer fromrepparttar 125793 1800's, was brilliant at deciphering a horse's disposition. He even wrote extensively about how to do it. You can read about it at

Anyway, now we can handlerepparttar 125794 horse according to its disposition. We can get it very nearly equal with a good dispositioned horse. Allrepparttar 125795 difference inrepparttar 125796 world is due torepparttar 125797 management and training ofrepparttar 125798 colt. A horse with a "not so good' disposition will require more patience and thorough work.

All animals in nature have a self defense of some sort. A horse's self defense is kicking. After all, if you work with a horse that gets badly excited by some cause (such as ropes or chains coming in contact with his legs and those parts of his body aren't broken) his first inclination is to kick it out ofrepparttar 125799 way.

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