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Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #9

Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #9

If you never give your horse a choice, they never get the chance to choose to be with you. It’s a wonderful feeling when you take the halter and lead rope off your horse and he chooses to stay with you….It can be heartbreaking if they choose to leave….but then if they decide to come […]

Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #8

Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #8

It is the release that teaches the horse and it is the offer that gives them the choice. Giving your horse the chance to make a decision in everything you ask him to do will exercise the logical part of his brain, creating a calm, thinking horse.  Make sure you are giving your horse clear […]

3 Steps To Saving Your Skin!

3 Steps To Saving Your Skin!

You are out on a ride with your horse. All is going well until suddenly your horses head goes up and he slams on the breaks. He becomes completely rigid and you start to hear his heart thumping. And you think to yourself….Uh Oh! Which is all you have time for because the next split […]

Mel’s Horsemanship Tip #6

Mel’s Horsemanship  Tip #6

Make sure your horse is going forward in their downward transitions A horse going freely forward is just as important as a horse that easily stops. Make sure your horse is thinking about going forward rather than stopping after each downward transition to help your horse keep his weight back and give you those nice […]