Leading the Horse with Control and Relaxation

 Go here for the Online Video of Natural Horsemanship on REAL Horses in the REAL World or here for the DVD’s Firstly read the other articles on this site. The ones that tell you what causes leg climbing horses. WHICH IS THE BEST WAY TO LEAD A HORSE? I have had a request for another article on leading, this time the correct way to lead the horse. I suppose that is fair enough as I am always raving on about ignorant horses that tread all over you. Here goes then: Horses become brain washed from the style in which individual […]

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NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP EXPLAINED

  Natural Horsemanship has always been around, probably since the time man first interacted with the horse.  Years ago however, it was packaged by a run of American Trainers with marketing hype, buzz words, ‘touchy feely’ speak and in some cases, an almost Pentecostal delivery. Good on them as so called ‘Natural Horsemanship’ (NH) is a fantastic principal and has enlightened multitudes of closed minded people.   However, lost in the euphoria has been the reality that ‘Natural Horsemanship’ as People have come to know it in these times, is only a system of Ground Manners Training. IT IS NOT […]

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HOSING A HORSE DOWN WITH CONTROL & SAFETY

Horses hate being hosed down. Especially around the head area and for a good reason. Often people squirt water into their ears and the horse can’t get rid of it. How would you like that? Go to the Video Portal for the Video Then you have the young horse that has never been hosed down before and this can be both a drama and dangerous. Here are a few tips to help: Never do it on cement Don’t have your horse tied up Hold the lead rope down about 900mm from the head Stand directly in front of the horse […]

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HOW TO BRIDLE THE PROBLEM HORSE

Horses inherit psychological problems with the bridling process. They inherit this in a number of ways. I rank them in order of importance hereunder: Incompetent bridling techniques. 80% Ear twitching 15% veterinary reasons 5% Let’s deal with them one by one……. THESE ARE INCORRECT   INCOMPETENT BRIDLING TECHNIQUE I do not apologize for continuing to point out the inadequacy of the teaching of Pony Clubs in Australia. (it is not their fault – it is their Curriculum from the British Horse Society) They teach a bridling technique that in some cases, given the greenness of the horse, that actually causes […]

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UN-BRIDLING YOUR HORSE WITH CONTROL

I have often spoken about the relationship between ear shy horses and incorrect or incompetent bridling practices. Now I want to give you a method of un-bridling the horse so that you have control and can eliminate the chance of failure, which is one of the main causes to the ear shy horse. Especially with the newly broken in horse , as everything must be imprinted with success, for this is when problems can easily occur. Pony Club and Coaches in Australia, teach virtually every new horse owner to unbridle in the following manner. ( not the fualt of the […]

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HALTER TRAINING THE FOAL

The Debate   “Do we do it when they are really young, wait until they are weaned or when they are ready to be broken in?.. These are the three beliefs……… If You had seen the trauma and injuries ( including broken Legs and ruptured Guttural Pouch, that I have seen, You would quickly understand why I have written this and attempted to turn Halter Training around in our Country     I often hear and read the debate about when we should be halter breaking the foal. Being a very analytical type, I examine with great interest, every system […]

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LEG RESTRAINTS TRAINING EXPLAINED

I finally have the time to explain why I train all of my Horses to ‘Leg Restraints’. Here are some of the reasons: Accidentally, I was there the very first Clinic that Pat Parelli conducted in Australia, all those Years ago. Prior to that Day, virtually every Horseman in the Country, used Leg Restraints within the training of their Horses…..they all went and hid them and they didn’t appear again until about 10 Years later, when I promoted it again via this Website and started selling all the equipment and DVD’s. The Pentecostal NH movement had taken over. There are […]

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HANDLING OUR FOALS WITH RESPONSIBILITY

farrier working on Foals

I cringe when I am asked to go and halter break a foal, weanling, yearling, 2 yr old or upwards. Two years ago, 20 year old, 25 year old Brood Mares, never halter broken and you know what means to Horse and Handler alike 🙁 Not only is this highly unfair on the poor horses but also the Horse Trainer. High risk for both but it is the horses that I feel for. I have seen them receive everything from broken legs to broken vertebrae whilst fighting against the simple first ask on a lead rope. Blind panic and the […]

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MY HORSE IS OUT OF IT’S BOX!!!

Horsemen and Women all over the World, make their living out of correcting out of control horses for owners’. Mostly they succeed easily but often, the horses revert back to their original state. Every week I get letters like this with two today: LETTER “My 15 yr old daughter needs to read this one! She got the shock of her life last night when her lazy, dead quiet 12 yr old appy came to life during feed time and kicked out at her. He just connected, not serious but he certainly meant it from where I was standing! Maybe now […]

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TRAINING EQUIPMENT TO RUIN HORSES

At least 90% of the so called ‘Problem Horses’ that come through my Hands, are accompanied by People with Webbing Halters! I’ll be brief and frank. Use any of these pieces of equipment and you will NOT have an effectively training horse and in most cases will be -un-training them. Here are the offenders….   A LETTER Hi, I have been reading articles on your site now for some time and find them very informative. My problem is this: Around 5 weeks ago I was give a thoroughbred mare, rising 7. HOWEVER!! Yesterday, I popped the Halter on her and […]

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