Quick Tips For A Successful Horse Training
We all know for a certain that horse that is obedient and well-trained is a pleasure to ride and own. Of course, there is no way for you to enjoy your horse if it is disobedient and cannot follow the instructions you have given it. When you use horse training methods that are proven and tested to be effective, it is possible for you to quickly have your horse start obeying your every command. We have listed down below some of the quick tips for successful horse training.
Know that untrained horses have the tendency of presenting a real danger to its owner as well as others, that is why it is very important for them to be trained well. As the old saying goes, “You cannot teach old dogs new tricks”, this actually does not apply to horses. By having a good measure of determination and patience, you will be able to train your horse, even when it is already old. But then again, we cannot deny the fact that training younger horses are much easier since they have not acquired any bad habits yet, or if they already have, they are not too deeply ingrained on them. Now, if you have fears of horses, or if you are afraid of them, do not face them. Horses, the same as any animals, are capable of sensing fear from their riders. This means that they will know if you are nervous or scared of them. As much as possible, you have to present yourself as someone who is confident and in control as this is the only way for you to win your horse’s trust.
If it so happens that your horse is in a corral, a pen, or perhaps, stabled, this means that you have to walk around it slowly. You can check then water troughs, the buckets, or the feed, and let the horse feel your presence and be comfortable with it. Sooner, he will get used to you being around and will not be bothered if you get close to it. Before attempting to approach the horse or touching him, you have to wait for him to make the first move of approaching you. Horses that have friendly dispositions are said to be much easier to approach and is bound to become more comfortable with you quickly when compared to bad tempered or skittish horses. The signal that you have in starting your training with your horse is when he makes a move and approaches you on his own accord. When training them, the very first thing that you have to do is to wear a halter or lead. Make sure that you allow your horse to see the halter, and also, to sniff and taste it as much as he wants. By doing this every day for fifteen minutes, you will find your horse becoming used to it. This means that your horse is ready to have the halter lifted over his head. Of course, you must not attach it just yet. See to it that you observe the body language of your horse as this way, you will know what he is feeling, and if it is possible for you to move on to the next step.