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Basic Horse Riding Commands – Hand, Voice, and Body Cues

Teaching your horse basic commands is an easy and fun way to spend time with them. It’ll make riding sessions easier; you can better direct their movement, plus teaching these simple orders will help give both riders and mount a sense of accomplishment. Basic riding commands are essential to the art of horseback riding. You …

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Horse Training: Riding a Young Horse For The First Time

The anticipation is palpable as you walk up to your horse, leading it with a gentle tug on the reins. You spent many hours training your horse for what will surely be an unforgettable first ride. You’re almost there, so take one more deep breath and get in the saddle. To ride a horse for …

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Saddle Training a Young Horse: Step by Step

If your horse is ready for saddle training, that means you’ve established your leadership role, bonded with the horse, and taught it a few things through regular groundwork. You’ve accomplished a lot, and now it is time to start saddle training. To saddle train a horse, you should be patient and progress in steps. First, …

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Horse Training: Establishing Your Role as Herd Leader

Horses have survived for many years because they follow strict hierarchy systems that herd members respect, trust, and cooperate with leaders. If you want to be effective at teaching horses, the key is establishing your role as a leader. The best way to establish a leadership role over your horse is through calm, assertive, and …

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Horse Training: Step by Step Guide for Beginners

Recently, an elderly man gave me a horse. He said he couldn’t take care of it anymore and was looking for someone to give the animal some attention. My mind immediately jumped to my grandson, and I put together a step-by-step guide to outline our training plan. The basic horse training steps include: Establishing your …

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Horse Training-Groundwork You Should Do With Your Horse

My grandson and I recently visited a friend who specializes in ground training young horses. Watching him work with his horses and see how much he could teach them without getting on their backs was a treat. After watching him, we realized we should focus more on groundwork exercises with our horses. Ground training is …

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