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Episode 43: Improving Your Horses Steering

  Have you ever been trail riding and realized that your right leg was passing very close to a tree? Have you pulled the reins to the left, and the horses neck went to the left but your leg still hit the tree? This is because horses don’t always follow their necks. They follow their…

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Episode 42: Training HOT Horses

Hot horses are those high energy horses who want to run fast and don’t always do what you want. In this episode, I go back to my teeter totter example to explain the spectrum of hot horses. Picture a +10 on one side and a -10 on the other. A hot horse will run the…

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Episode 41: True Forward Motion in a Horse

When we become very familiar with a term, it can sometimes lose meaning. when I talk about a horse having a lack of forward motion or needing more forward motion what I’m actually talking about is the horses first response without resistance. If I ask the horse to go forward, his first response without resistance…

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Episode 40: Why I Do Not Disengage My Horse’s Hips

There are times when you may need to make an emergency stop with your horse. One way to do this is to disengage the horse’s hips. This is something that I do not do in my training, and today, I’m going to tell you why. First, I’m going to explain exactly what I mean by…

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Episode 39: The Two Most Basic Cues When Riding a Horse

It’s a bold statement to say there are two simple cues that fix most issues. When I say most issues I mean things like bucking, rearing, head tossing, and a lot of the issues that we experienced under saddle. You might wonder how it’s possible that two simple cues can fix most of those issues?…

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Episode 37: Do This During Groundwork With Your Horse

Before we begin I want to clear up something about last week’s podcast. I randomly mentioned something going on with Popcorn’s ear. He has a papilloma virus or ear plaque, but it’s improving dramatically. In this episode, I’m going to explain the first communication I developed during groundwork. I’m also going to talk about the…

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Episode 36: 3 Reasons to Do Groundwork With Your Horse

A big part of training is establishing communication in a safe way. In this episode, I share three reasons why you should do groundwork. I share how to safely work with horses at different stages and one of the biggest aspects of communication which is reading body language. I also introduce a new segment with…

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Episode 35: The Reason We Are Fascinated With the Horses Body

Subscribe For Free! Welcome to Season 4 where it’s all about the horse’s body. In this episode, I’m going to give you three tips to use when reading your horse’s body language. I also answer a listener question, and I share a new segment that’s coming up in future podcasts. If you remember from Season…

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Episode 34: Learned Helplessness and Working Horses

Subscribe For Free!   I am answering a listener question about repetition and learned helplessness which was a response to my newsletter. The definition of learned helplessness from Google is a condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. It is thought…

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