How to get your horse to focus on you

Do you feel like your horse gets scared easily? Is he distracted by other horses around or just doesn’t pay enough attention to you? Get more attention from him and he will become less likely to get scared and he will no longer be distracted when other horses are around (or when he is alone…

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Should my horse turn around with his head or his rear end towards me?

Have you ever thought about whether your horse should turn with his head towards you or away from you while working with him in a round pen? What do you think is the correct way and why? If you picked a way that is correct you might be wrong and here is why. I believe…

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3 Horse Riding Mistakes that are preventing you from improving

There are a lot of mistakes you can do while working with horses. However, there are 3 horse riding mistakes that are most common and most likely are preventing you from improving. If you fix these, you will be surprised by how much improvement you will feel. 1. You are not dedicated to make your…

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My horse is buddy-sour, now what?

Sometimes it can be hard to take your horse away from his buddies. He just wants to be with them and starts acting up as soon as you start taking him away. For example, you might put the halter on him just fine, but as you try to walk away with him, he just stands…

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How can I tell whether I am using the right amount of pressure?

A lot of people are concerned about using the correct amount of pressure. They are worried about not using enough pressure or whether using a whip or spurs is going to be too harsh. The amount of pressure that you should use in any given situation depends on the sensitivity of your horse and his…

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2 things that will solve 90% of your problems

There are two things that can solve vast majority of all the problems you might have with your horse while working with him from the ground. Those two things are always the first things I teach every horse I train. These two things are explained in my video focused on this topic, but until you…

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Why did that horse bite me?

Have you ever got bitten by a horse? If not, don’t worry it still might happen to you sometime. I got bitten by a horse once quite hard. It’s a really long time. I was 12 and it was my second year riding on horses, I still remember it very clearly. And I still remember…

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Giving my horse a treat will make him like me more

Have you ever given your horse a treat? Maybe to reward him for doing something well? Most likely everyone did it at some point. I used to do it as well. But now I haven’t done it for 15 years already, let me explain why. Most people give their horses treats to reward them for something…

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I would never hit my horse with a whip

What is going through your head as you approach your horse to teach him something new? Are you thinking “Well, I am wondering what he has prepared for me today, will he listen to me?” or are you thinking “Today I want to teach you this and this, but if you (the horse) are not…

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If you are going to be nice to your horse, he will nice back to you…

Sometimes I meet people that want their horse to listen to them and they only want to achieve it by being nice to their horse under all circumstances. They believe that if they are going to be nice, their horse will be nice to them in return and listen to them. However in my experience…

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