Controlling a Strong Horse That Pulls
Learn how to deal with a horse that is strong and retrain for greater obedience. Learn why horses are strong and pull or are inclined to bolt or runaway. Find help to control your strong horse without resorting to severe bits.
Why Does My Horse Toss its Head?
Find out why your horse bobs, shakes, throws or tosses its head while you ride and how you can prevent it.
Why Does My Horse Buck When I Ride It?
Learn why your horse bucks when you ride it and how you can prevent your horse from bucking. Find possible answers to why your horse bucks when under saddle.
How to Prevent a Horse From Pulling the Reins Through Your Hands
A reader asks what to do when her horse tries to pull the reins out of her hands. Called 'rooting' here is what you do when your horse misbehaves by dropping its head suddenly.
Why Horses Rear and How to Deal With It
Here is a description of rearing, why horses rear and what to do if your horse rears while you are riding or handling your horse. Learn what a beginner rider can do about rearing.
Why Does My Horse Stumble?
Horses can stumble when they walk, trot or canter for many reasons. Here are things to consider if your horse is consistently stumbling and you don't know why.
How Do I Prevent My Horse From Chewing on the Bit Shanks?
A reader askes: Why does my horse chew on the bit shanks and how can I stop it? Learn why horses chew on their bits and what you could do to prevent the habit.
How To Do An Emergency Stop
Learn to do an emergency stop if your horse bolts or runs away. Here's how to stop when you feel your horse getting out of control or your horse runs away.
My Horse Acts Badly When Leaving Pasture Mates Behind
What do you do when your horse behaves badly when you ride it alone out on the trail or alone in the arena. Forum members offer suggestions on how to teach your horse to be less anxious when ridden by itself.
Readers' Tips for Coping With a Horse That Rears
About Horses Readers' Tips for horse that rears. What do you suggest to cope with a horse that rears.
Readers' Tips About Bit Chewing - Horse Chews Bit Shanks
Readers question about training and behavior. Why does my horse chew on the bit shanks and how can I stop it? Learn why horses chew on their bits and what you could do to prevent the habit.
Horses That Spook or Shy
Riding a horse that spooks can be annoying and sometimes even dangerous. Here's how to deal with horses that spook or shy.
Horses That Kick
Learn how you can deal with a horse that kicks while ridden.
Teach Your Horse to Cross Water
It's not unusual for horses to refuse to cross water such as streams and rivers. But you can teach your horse to walk through water safely. Here's how.
When Your Horse Won't Stand Still for Mounting
Horses sometimes won't stand still for mounting. Learn why and how to train your horse to be still as you get into the saddle.