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Horse Training: It Just Takes A Little Bit Of Time

Aug 22, 2008
When you have a wild horse or a newborn, they are not adept at all to your training techniques. In other words, they do not know you from Adam!

The very first step in training your horse is to develop a relationship between you and the horse. If you happen to have a new horse for yourself, you must take into consideration that he or she does not know you. The horse does not have the slightest idea of who you are.

So, the first step in horse training is to get to know the horse and let the horse get to know you. Regularly visit him or her, letting them get used to your presence, smell, and feel. You will have to start slow with a particularly wild horse, but patience really is a virtue.

For true success, the behavior of the horse has to come first in training it before anything else can follow. It is imperative for you to nip bad behavior in the bud well before you can begin anything else.

Some horses have natural bad habits. For example, balking is one bad habit but it is easily curable. This is when the horse will refuse to move forward at all. And in some cases, if you insist that he or she moves forward they may have a tendency to become violent.

This takes great patience as with all horse training techniques. There could be many several reasons for this behavior such as fatigue, hands are heavy, they are scared or even that they are just plain stubborn.

Bolting is another typical behavior of wild horses. This occurs when the halter is being removed and in a lot of cases, the horse will wheel away before it is even completely off. There are a few causes for this behavior which may include anxiousness, or even poor handling of the horse.

This is a behavior that you want to be careful of treating. The reason for this being is that horses tend to kick out as they are wheeling, so you must be careful. Treats can be very effective when put on the ground right before you being to take the halter off.

Other bad horse habits that you might need to watch for, including their definitions;

- Barn Sour: A horse that does not like to leave the barn or stable.

- Bucking: A movement whereby a horse lowers its head and raises its hindquarters into the air, usually while kicking out with its hind legs.

- Pulling The Halter: When a horse tries to break free from being tied up or lead by its trainer, oftentimes if the horse panics or is startled.

- Shyness: A horses learned response to a painful experience, usually one in which involved rough handling or abuse of some kind.

- Striking and Kicking: A horses means of defense when it is afraid, attacking to defend, in pain or just plain malicious.

- Jigging: When an anxious or unsettled horse prances in place, in most cases because he wants to go but he cannot.

- Rearing: When a horse stands on its hind legs with both forelegs in the air, usually trying to unsettle a rider.

With a new horse, particularly a wild horse, you will especially need to practice extreme care and patience. Training a wild horse does not happen overnight and before you can start with the actual training, both you and the horse together need to get past the old bad habits and poor behavior. Only then can you both move forward together.
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Alan Largo is the creator and administrator of Wild Horse Trainer and strives to assist others identify with various horse and other equine-related topics through informative reviews. You're invited to visit Wild Horse Trainer to read his most recent article review.
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