Category: Training Tips (page 1 of 3)

The “Natural Horsemanship” Dilemma-Are we Forcing Obedience?

“The right thing easy and the wrong thing difficult”. This is a very effective technique used by natural horsemanship trainers.

This is a technique I have called upon on numerous occasions, the basis for “fixing” and retraining “problem” horses. But suddenly I have changed, and I now have a problem with this idea.

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Anatomy of a Trailer Problem

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Umm NO

Its no secret that I fix a lot of horses with trailer issues. In the last year I have solved these types of problems for 17 horses and their owners. But what causes these problems, and more importantly, what goes into fixing them?

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Working at Liberty

In this article we will discuss how to begin working at “liberty” with your horse, and what the term “liberty” means.

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Natural Horsemanship 101

Natural horsemanship has been gaining popularity and becoming more “main stream”. You may find yourself asking “What is Natural Horsemanship?” and “Why is it becoming so popular?”

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How to Motivate your horse

Of all the problems I am called out for, lack of motivation is generally not one of them. But having a poorly motivated horse can certainly be an annoying problem. Their desire to work can be nonexistent, making them dull, listless, inattentive.

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Me, Natural Horsemanship and You

Recently I was asked to write an article for the “Natural Feeding for Horses” Sept newsletter. There is a bit about me and what I do, how and why behaviour problems arise, and how the average horse owner can incorporate a bit of natural horsemamship into thier daily routine. Enjoy!

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Left Brain, Right Brain, What’s it all About?

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You may have heard the terms “left brain” or “right brain”, but what does this actually mean? If you have ever felt your horse had a double personality, you weren’t entirely incorrect.

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Back to Work for Mr Kippling

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I have not been able to resist the urge to work in my halfway built round pen. It’s certainly not ideal, but it is more then I have had for my own use since I stopped leasing facilities (years..). Today I had the most fun I have had in a very long time.

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It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn

Here is a great article written by Sandra Poppema of HippoLogic detailing why, when re-training unwanted behaviour, the behaviour gets worse before it gets better. “It’s always darkest before the dawn..” And here is why…

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The Ultimate Guide to De-spooking Your Horse

Last year I wrote 3 articles about the process of de-spooking. Here are all the articles re-posted in their entirety.

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Preparing to De-Spook

Several elements need to come together in order to be successful at this. For this reason, this will be split into two parts. Part one will focus on preparing to despook. So lets get started!

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