The One-Minute Horse Training Manager

Written by Andy Curry

If your life is so busy you literally only have a minute or two a day to spend with your horse, then here are 5 smart training tips you can use to keep your horse "tuned up" when you have just minutes a day.

Smart Tip #1: Practice Backing Up

Suppose you just fed your horse some hay and he's eating. Assuming you have enough room to get beside him, put your finger into his chest and get him to back up. Getting a horse to back up is a basic and essential lesson horses should know. Plus, when you get a horse to move in a direction you want him to move, you earn respect from him.

Smart Tip #2: Practice Getting His Head Down

Just before you feed your horse approach him. When you get to him pet him a couple times. Then put your thumb and first finger on his poll and push down. Do not increaserepparttar pressure ofrepparttar 125806 push. Instead, on a scale of one to ten, push at a one. Then say "head down". If he doesn't drop his head increaserepparttar 125807 pressure to a two. Then say "head down". Repeatrepparttar 125808 process increasingrepparttar 125809 pressure until his head drops.

When his head drops, reward him with a petting aboverepparttar 125810 eyes onrepparttar 125811 forehead.

Why The Horse's Eye's Are So Important When Training Him!

Written by Andy Curry

They sayrepparttar eyes are arerepparttar 125805 gateway torepparttar 125806 soul. When it was said, they were referring to us humans. Butrepparttar 125807 truth is, it also refers to horses.

Many horse owners don't understandrepparttar 125808 importance and usefulness ofrepparttar 125809 horse's eyes while training. That being so, let me share with you some things you may find useful - some you may know...some you may not.

First, there'srepparttar 125810 eye which reveals a little aboutrepparttar 125811 character ofrepparttar 125812 horse you're working with. It may have a kind eye. A kind eye indicatesrepparttar 125813 horse will be agreeable to train and will readily respond to your aids while training.

One way to tell ifrepparttar 125814 horse is nervous is by noting his eyes. Horses can be very expressive in their looks. And you can tell if a horse is a nervous horse byrepparttar 125815 eyes appearing sort of "worried like."

Obviously, this nervous horse would require more thoughtful handling than would a non-nervous horse.

I have a horse that would get mad after a while of riding. She used to get what I call mad eyes. Her expression was actually a sort of angry expression. Mostly,repparttar 125816 expression came from her eyes. Here eyes would get red after a while.

Jesse Beery, a famous horse trainer fromrepparttar 125817 1800's, talked a lot aboutrepparttar 125818 eyes ofrepparttar 125819 horse. Even those many years ago he knew aboutrepparttar 125820 horse's eyes. Beery discovered there were four different disposition types of a horse. Certain characteristics ofrepparttar 125821 eyes would tell you much aboutrepparttar 125822 horse's personality and how much work it would be to trainrepparttar 125823 horse.

Berry's classic disposition type 3 was most interesting. Beery said "Where type #2 will allow you to do allrepparttar 125824 work, type 3 will do allrepparttar 125825 work for you. You only need to control its movements."

In all my training experience and many things I've read, I concur with Beery's discovery. The eyes play an enormous role in horse training.

To read more about Beery and his methods, you can go to this web address:

There is still more to know aboutrepparttar 125826 horse's eyes.

For one, when you work with a horse, it's advisable to look him inrepparttar 125827 eye a lot. Why? Because horse's an extremely observant animal and they study their surroundings. If you're in their surroundings they are studying you too. If they see you looking at them inrepparttar 125828 eye it sends a message to them about who is in control.

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