The Horse that Paws

How to Solve This Common (and Annoying) Problem by Raye Lochert   Everywhere I go I often hear the same question: “How do I get my horse to stop pawing?” Horses paw in all sorts of places including the trailer, outside the trailer, at the tie rail, and in the stall. They …

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Barn and Buddy Sour Horses

The Steps to Breaking a Dangerous Cycle by Raye Lochert   Barn or buddy sour horses are not much fun. They can be downright dangerous. When they’re acting up they aren’t listening to the rider. This can lead to injury for horse, rider, or both. So how do you fix …

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Willfully Guided: The Simplicity of Pressure and Release

Complicated Maneuvers Have a Basic Foundation by Allison Trimble   All training, cues and communication with your horse is based on the concept of pressure and release. Whether it is something as simple as walking a circle or as complicated as sliding stops and lead changes, the philosophy is the same. A …

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“Just Trust Me”

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The keys To Building Trust in Your Trail Horse   by Mark Bolender I frequently hear riders say, “I want my horse to trust me more,” yet the horse is pushy when being handled on the ground and will not navigate the difficult obstacles in a show or on a …

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The Open Minded Approach

 Successful Horsemen Are Always “In Training” by Raye Lochert   Everyone who has worked with me knows that I trained with John Lyons. Some know that I worked even more with Josh Lyons. A few know that I’ve worked with Richard Shrake and even fewer know that I have an extensive video/DVD …

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The Benefits of Buffalo

There’s More Than One Way to School a Cowhorse By Allison Trimble   Training cowhorses and cutters in the Pacific Northwest can be challenging simply due to the shortage and expense of fresh cattle. Mechanical devices, such as a pro cutter, can be helpful training tools, but you can’t replace the …

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Educating “Junior”

How to Get the Most Out of Professional Horse Training By Kim Roe   Taking your horse to a trainer is not like taking your car to a mechanic to be “fixed”. A mechanic can replace a broken part, then you take your car home, it runs great, and you don’t …

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Dealing with a Horse that Rears

Keys to Managing a Dangerous Problem By Clinton Anderson Rearing is a very dangerous situation for both horse and rider and if left uncorrected is a problem that only gets worse. The key to understanding how to fix your horse’s problem is to first understand that it’s just a symptom …

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Teach Your Horse to Lie Down

A Useful Method to Train Your Horse Physically and Mentally By Pat Hooks     Hey Folks, In years past horses were started as three and four year olds. Numerous ones I have started at 7 or older. They were a lot bigger, stronger, and smarter than the long yearlings, …

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When the Going Gets Rocky

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Mastering Extreme Rock and Log Step Obstacles   by Mark Bolender As with most technical challenges, proper training makes the impossible possible.  My latest book, Extreme Mountain Trail Course by Mark Bolender is built on the Rush Spring Ranch in Missouri. It is visually beautiful and challenges the best of …

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