How much of your horse's behavior is caused by your relationship -- good or bad? I've found that the horse human relationship is incredibly important for effective training and safe riding. If you've had a good relationship with your horse or a bad one, please share your experiences in the comments.https://vimeo.com/347967385 Summary of the Horse-Human Relationship … [Read more...] about The Horse Human Relationship
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A Great Horse Trainer for Someone Else Could Be a Bad Horse Trainer for You And It May Be Up to You The best horse trainer for you is the trainer who can convey a good relationship as well as good training to you. If you're not willing to work with the trainer or perhaps you can't work with the trainer to help that process, you may be disappointed. If you expect your horse … [Read more...] about Who’s the Best Horse Trainer — For You?
Here's an Example of a Successful Horse Training Plan You can ride horses for a lifetime and never actually start a horse. Certainly you train a horse whenever you do anything with the horse, but in this article I'm thinking of "training a horse" as "starting a horse". Recently I had a chance to talk with horse trainer Jodi Brassard about the effort and the planning that … [Read more...] about A Successful Horse Training Plan
How Important Is the Horse Human Connection? I've had some great experiences with horses over many years and some bad ones. What's been the difference?I think the essential difference has been the quality of the horse-human connection. It's been the strength of the relationship between me and my horses. I can look back over 55 years of horse experience and separate the … [Read more...] about The Horse Human Connection
A Lesson from a Peter Campbell Colt Starting Clinic Sadly, Peter Campbell passed away about 10 days after this article was published. I have never met a clinician more dedicated to the horse than Peter. The paint gelding pictured with Peter at left was a rescue horse from Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society. Peter offered to halve his normal colt starting fee for this horse, … [Read more...] about Six Lessons from a Peter Campbell Clinic