Clinton Anderson

Dealing With Your Horse’s Magnet to the Trailer

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If you’re at a show or on a trail ride, it’s common for your horse to develop a magnet with the trailer. In your horse’s mind, the trailer is equivalent to getting to rest, munch on hay and hang out with his buddies.

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Training Tip with Clinton Anderson: Hard-to-Catch Horse

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If your horse is hard to catch, don’t approach him like a predator. A common mistake people make when trying to catch their horse is approaching the horse like a predator.

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Training Tip: Use The Halter as a Desensitizing Tool

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Most horses balk at the sight of their owner coming to the pasture with halter in hand because more than likely, they're going to be taken to the barn, thrown in the cross-ties and saddled up.

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Training Tip of the Week: The best place to desensitize your horse to water.

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Whenever you desensitize a horse to an object, it’s important to do so in a big, open area where he has room to move his feet. As a prey animal, the horse has a flight or fight response, which means he either runs from danger or fights it.

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Training Tip: Don’t ignore a spooky object

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When your horse spooks at an object or refuses to cross an obstacle, don’t just ignore it and move on. Deal with the object and teach your horse not to fear it.

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Don't Bore Your Horse To Death

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clinton andersonOnce your horse understands an exercise, it's important to move on. There's nothing horses hate more than being forced to do the same exercise every single day.

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