Starting a Challenging Horse

Confidence and Leadership

Choosing to Connect

Confidence and our leadership has to be the horse’s choice – You can’t demand a horse (or a person for that matter) to be confident and trust you. If it is to mean anything, it has to be a choice. This means pacing things for the horse that you are dealing with.
It’s always the horse that sets the pace,…

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Searching for Relaxation

Searching for Relaxation

A lot of horses don’t understand that they have the option for relaxation – If they did, they would seek it out as a place that is nice to visit and stay whenever possible. Instead, many horses believe they have to take the lead role in looking after themselves. It’s not a role they want, its stressful, but they are not seeing any alternative…

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Getting an Anxious Horse to Relax and Connect

Finding confidence and trust

Giving the gift of confidence – One of the most rewarding things is to be able to give the gift of confidence to a worried horse. All too often a sensitive or poorly started horse is cast off with a label of being untrainable or unsuitable. But more often than not, all they need is some…

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Preparing to Start our Challenging Horse

First Impression - Jade

First Impressions – Jade is the challenging horse that we are getting ready to start. Like the other horses that we are preparing to work with, Jade has had a long period not doing anything other than scaring people and finding things to get upset about…

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Meet our Challenging Horse for Starting

Introducing Jade

Introducing Jade – This is Jade, she’s a 12yr old Quarter Horse x Thoroughbred that we are going to be starting. She has some serious issues that have caused everyone else to give up on her, so we are her last chance. She is registered with the AQHA and comes from…

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