How to get your horse to canter while lunging (even without a round pen)

When you start working with horses from the ground, one of the common issues you are likely to encounter is that your horse will refuse to canter while lunging.  Most horses just speed up their trot and start pulling on the lunge line trying to get outside of the circle. Or some other horses might…

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Do this and you will never have big issues with your horse

You will have to overcome a lot of small issues while training your horse. With some horses there will be more of them than with others. However there will always be some. You cannot avoid having small issues. What you can avoid however are big issues. The issues that might force you to sell your…

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My horse started misbehaving, now what?

In this article, I am going to give you 1. step that immediately solves all small issues. We might have all been there. You have a great horse that there are no issues with, however, one day he just starts behaving worse in some aspect. Maybe he refuses to go forward in certain situations and…

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Why is your horse bucking and how to fix it?

Why is your horse bucking? But more importantly, how can you prevent your horse from bucking? Why is your horse bucking while you are riding on him? If your horse bucks while you are riding on him or while you are mounting, it is almost always because he doesn’t like something that you are doing,…

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Riding aids – Why is your horse confused

Do you have a problem with your horse not understanding your riding aids properly? How does your horse even know what each riding aid means? Imagine this, your horse is standing still and you want him to start walking on a circle. What you most likely do is to just squeeze him with your legs.…

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How to make your horse feel good

I believe that your horse can tell a lot of things about you. He can tell when you get scared. Some horses will even take that to their advantage and try to gain dominance over you He can tell how much are you determined to make him listen to you in case he doesn’t. He…

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Do you have a dumb or a smart horse?

Horses, just like have people all have a slightly different temperament. Some horses are smarter than others. The way you train your horse influences the way he is going to behave. You can calm down and slow down a nervous, scared horse that always tends to be too fast and you can speed up a…

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Don`t do groundwork with your horse before you read this

There are a few things you should know before you start practicing groundwork. The first things you should know is why are you going to be doing groundwork in the first place. What do you want to achieve? I do the groundwork for two main reasons. The first reason is that groundwork is great for preparing…

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3 ways to tell you are doing something wrong around your horse

When you have a problem with your horse, or when you are just trying to teach your horse something new, you probably spend some time thinking about whether you are doing something wrong. I always think about things I might be doing wrong and I believe it can be very helpful. If it worked or…

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Lunging your horse – Do you really need it?

When you go lunging you probably know why. But are you aware of all the things that you can learn while lunging? There are a lot of things at every stage of the training process. The very beginning of lunging The first thing I practice while free lunging my horse is to just go around…

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