Tips for training your trail horse

275_darkpinkAlthough we’ve been trail riding for several years, we still love learning new things about how to prepare a horse to hit the trails. That’s the great part about any type of riding–it’s really a lifetime of learning.

We were happy to meet Judi of Trail Horse Adventures last week, and this week we came across an article in Equus that outlines seven important skills for a horse who goes on regular trail rides, especially those away from home or in new environments.

One of our favorite tips? Teaching your horse, whether through natural horsemanship or other training, to resist his flight response and wait for your cue when he encounters something new or scary. So, so important in any new situation, but especially on the trails where a deer or fox might go streaking across your path.

Read more at Equus


Posted on June 23, 2014, in Helpful articles and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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