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.

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.

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