Vertige has been entrusted to me because he had the bad habit to rear when he was nervous or simply reluctant.
Category : How To
This question comes regularly: “what am I supposed to do when my horse stops and does not want to follow?”
How to tie a mecate to a bit? / video
I have been asked several times what was that gear I was using as reins: these are Mecates, also called sometimes McCarty reins or McCarthy outfit.
How to tie a mecate to a snaffle bit?
Taking care of your horse’s hooves is a major part of horse care: no feet, no horse! Yet, hoof care should be a pleasant moment, never a fight. This article is written in order to help to teach a horse to pick its hooves. Indeed, horses should behave as partners during this operation, they should help by lifting their feet when you need them, instead of resisting, fighting or kicking.
The education of a horse is a non-stop process. Grooming makes no exception, either you teach respect to your horse or it will teach you! The purpose of this post is to give you some ideas of little drills you can practice during grooming. Your horse should understand pretty soon that respect and leadership are not just for the arena…
How to educate a horse to think? / video
We should always have these questions in mind when we work with our horse: how can I help my horse to think? how can I let it find out what I want? That is the reason why you may have read a few times in these pages that you should leave time to your horse to think and to give you the good response.
Loading a horse in a trailer or a van can become a nightmare if no preparation has been done initially. This education process should be performed...Continue Reading →
How to mount a horse? / video
I might look presumptuous, to talk about mounting a horse, yet I saw some so-called riders having quite disturbing habits: pulling hard on the mouth, or actually breaking their horse’s back to the point that it was about to fall down… Hopefully, most people are more careful, yet a few tips might be helpful.
How to saddle a horse? / video
Unfortunately, most of the time, classic horsemanship leaves no place to such desensitizing, which eventually leads to problem horses: fidgety horses, animals moving when you come with the saddle, others biting when you cinch up, and so one. There are three steps in desensitizing a horse to the saddling process: the pad, the saddle, the cinch.
All the time you will spend to do the following work with your horse is an investment that will be rewarded a hundred times. Think about that: you will ride your horse for more than 15 years, so what about spending a couple of hours to get it used to such important pieces of equipment?