RESPECT – Learning to Pick Up Feet
Aug06

RESPECT – Learning to Pick Up Feet

Learning to politely pick up a foot when requested is an essential part of the young horse’s training and should be done regularly from birth.  However, there are some youngsters who miss out on this early training. Some youngsters are born and bred outside, living in mini herds, which is all very nice except that when they are weaned and sold on to future owners they are completely ignorant of what is required of them. Leading in...

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RESPECT – Teaching your horse to have his mouth inspected
Aug06

RESPECT – Teaching your horse to have his mouth inspected

by Anne Wilson As discussed in the first article of this series (March 2013) respect should be very much a two-way street. When you have shown the horse that he has reason to respect you, and you don’t abuse his respect, he will come to trust you as a reliable leader, capable of protecting him. If you have followed the advice given in my last two articles, you should now be at this stage. By not abusing his respect, I mean that you...

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