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.

The Top 3 Tricks Horse Owners Can Use To Unspoil A Barn Sour Horse

Written by Andy Curry

It’s been weeks since you went riding. Now you have time to ride this afternoon and there ain’t no one gonna stop you. Excited, you saddle up your horse and get on him. You get about 50 feet fromrepparttar barn and your horse turns around and goes back – and you can’t stop him. Why? You have a barn spoiled horse. This is a common scenario for novice horse owners.

Here arerepparttar 125804 top three tricks to solverepparttar 125805 barn sour problem.

Teach your horse that you have control over him. Once your horse gets it in his mind that you can make him do what you want him to do, you have control over him and can thus make him leaverepparttar 125806 barn. One way to get control over him is to use a training technique called doubling. When you double your horse you teach him you can control him.

It doesn’t take long before your horse will know you can control him. Be careful when doubling though. If you do it too much at a time you can over do it. Your horse could get so sensitive to you doing it that he may try to anticipate it. If he sees your hands makingrepparttar 125807 slightest movement that looks like you’re about to double him, he may double himself. Thus, just double him four to six times a day on both sides. He’ll quickly learn you have control.

The next thing you can try is this: Make it dang hard to dorepparttar 125808 wrong thing – and make it real easy to dorepparttar 125809 right thing. Here’s what I mean. A while back my horse didn’t want to leave her buddies orrepparttar 125810 barn. We’d get about 100 feet away and she’d turn around and bolt back. She’d stop in front ofrepparttar 125811 barn expecting me to get off, removerepparttar 125812 saddle and tack, and put her back intorepparttar 125813 corrals.

By my barn is two hay stacks. There is a space between them big enough to go through and do figure eights aroundrepparttar 125814 hay stacks. So every time she’d go back I would make her work, and work, and work at running figure eights around those hay stacks. Then I would test her to see if she had enough and would leaverepparttar 125815 area.

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