The Secrets That Keeps Horses Trainable!

Written by Andy Curry

As you likely know already, horses have at least 10 times our strength. If they also had our intelligence, they would probably be riding us humans. Fortunately, horses cannot reason like human beings and therefore will never have superior intelligence.

Since they don't have reasoning abilities, horse training becomes a challenge because you now have to understand how their intelligence works. You have to know what works and why to really be effective.

The biggest secret that makes it so we can train a horse isrepparttar fear of pain and/or punishment that our creator instilled in their mind. We can use that built-in fear to our advantage and teachrepparttar 125792 horse what we want him to do.

The trick is to not pushrepparttar 125793 horse too far with his built-in fear. We must never abuse this knowledge because it will backfire. Once it backfires then we will have problems withrepparttar 125794 horse we're training.

How does it backfire? Let's take a novice horse owner who fulfills his dream to have horses and train them. Unless he's studied a horse's nature he will probably get into big trouble with his horse because ofrepparttar 125795 delicate balance ofrepparttar 125796 horse's built-in fear.

For instance,repparttar 125797 very first lesson you must teach your horse is to have confidence in you. If your horse doesn't have confidence in you, he will neither trust you. Both are enormously important to horse training.

Think of confidence in this way. If you're a child who's just seen a scary movie on TV you probably want to sleep with Mom and Dad forrepparttar 125798 night. They'll protect you. You'll be safe with them. Hopefully, you know these things to be true because you have experienced it with your own parents.

But if you didn't feel like they'd keep you safe you wouldn't have confidence in them, would you?

A horse's thinking is similar to that. He must have confidence in you when you're working with him.

A horse can be taught confidence in different ways. I prefer torepparttar 125799 Jesse Beery confidence lesson.

Jesse Beery, a famous horse trainer fromrepparttar 125800 1800's, uses his confidence lesson asrepparttar 125801 beginning place of training his horses. He said, "This isrepparttar 125802 most important lesson of all."

Interestingly, it's alsorepparttar 125803 easiest.

How nice it is thatrepparttar 125804 most important lesson isrepparttar 125805 easiest to do.

Essentially,repparttar 125806 confidence lesson takes advantage of (but never abused)repparttar 125807 horse's built-in fear. In a way,repparttar 125808 fear is harnessed and carefully used to getrepparttar 125809 horse's confidence in you. It's akin to getting a child to watch a scary movie and being there to protect him or her when they get scared.

Whenrepparttar 125810 horse experiencesrepparttar 125811 fear, you're there to saverepparttar 125812 day. You make it so he depends on you to be his superhero.

Whenrepparttar 125813 horse gets fearful, you have to be there to tell him everything is okay. You do that through petting him. Talking to him in a soothing manner. Using a pleasant tone of voice.

I have a friend, Gene, who loves his horses but when they don't do certain things he think they should do, he punishes them. (By punishing, I don't mean he hits or whips. A horse can feel punished just by a threatening tone of voice for example)

Anyway, I rode with a group of people one day and Gene was in our group. We came upon running water. You could call it a small river or a big creek. It was about 30 feet wide and varied in depth from a foot to three feet.

Horse Training Gets A New Face Lift From A 108 Year Old Horse Training Manual!

Written by Andy Curry

If you have a passion to learn all you can about horse training, then you will want to know about a 108 year old horse training manual recently revived from a dusty old book shelf of a used book store.

This horse training manual was written inrepparttar late 1800's by a then world famous horse trainer named Jesse Beery.

In Beery's manual he explainsrepparttar 125791 different steps it takes to train a horse to be gentle, safe, reliable, and valuable.

Although this is a very basic example, Beery describesrepparttar 125792 number one abuse of a command given to horses by their riders. The command is "whoa". The reason this command is so abused is becauserepparttar 125793 rider will often say "whoa" while riding when they wantrepparttar 125794 horse to slow down.

Very quickly,repparttar 125795 horse associatesrepparttar 125796 word "whoa" with slowing down instead of stopping. Soon,repparttar 125797 frustrated horse owner wonders why his horse won't stop when he says "whoa".

Beery remindsrepparttar 125798 reader to say "whoa" ONLY when you wantrepparttar 125799 horse to stop. Pick a different command forrepparttar 125800 horse to slow down.

Furthermore, Beery explains with great detail how to teach a horse to stop - even under any circumstance. This lesson, according to Beery, is THE MOST important one of all.

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