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Horse Training Methods and How to Safely Train Your Horse

Learn about horse training. Learn about the various methods used to train horses and ponies. Discover why horse breaking is best left in the hands of professionals and find fun, easy, and safe training ideas for first-time horse owners. Learn about the various professional methods of training horses and ponies and discover fun, easy, and safe training ideas for first-time horse owners.
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Popular Horse Training Methods
Learn about the most popular horse training methods and trainers like Frank Bell, Linda Tellington-Jones and others.

Training Your Horse

Learn what your horse should know and what you'll need to know to to train your horse. Discover fun, easy, and safe training ideas for first time horse owners.

Learn to Ride A Horse in a Parade
Are you planning to take your horse in a parade? Learn how to take your horse in a parade. Here are a few things you should know before you start out. Learn what a parade horse should know and what you should watch for. Ride, drive or lead your horse in a parade safely and enjoyably.

Training to Create a Willing Horse
Learn how to train your horse to load on a trailer calmly and willingly. Have you ever wondered how some riders are able to train their horse to a very high level, when you can't even make it walk on to a horse trailer? Tteam practioner Jan Snodgrass describes how to develop a calm, trusting, willing horse, and how to solve trailer loading...

What Can I Do With My Senior Horse?
What can you do with your senior horse over the age of fifteen years? What training and handling can you do with a senior horse? Here's an overview of what you can train and behavior you can expect.

What Can I Train My Horse at Its Present Age?
Horse owners often wonder what they can do with their horses at any given age. What can you do with a foal, weanling, yearling or two year old? What should you be training them? What are they capable of? Here's a brief overview of what you can do with your horse from birth through to maturity.

What Can I Do With a Five to Fifteen Year Old?
What can you do with a horse five to fifteen years old? Here's an overview of what you can train your mature horse to do and behavior you can expect.

What Can I Do With a Four or Five Year Old Horse?
What can you do with a four or five year old horse? What training and handling can you do with a four or five year old horse? Here's an overview of what you can train and behavior you can expect.

What Can I Do With a Two or Three Year Old Horse?
What can you do with your two or three year old horse? What training and handling can you do with a two or three year old? Here's an overview of what you can train your two or three year old to do and behavior you can expect.

What Can I Do With a Yearling?
What can you do with a yearling? What training and handling can you do with a yearling colt or filly? Here's an overview of what you can train your yearling to do and behavior you can expect.

What Can I Do With a Weanling?
What can you do with a foal? What training and handling can you do with a colt or filly? Here's an overview of what you can train your foal to do and behavior you can expect.

What Can I Train a Foal?
What can you do with a foal? What training and handling can you do with a colt or filly? Here's an overview of what you can train your foal to do and behavior you can expect.

Teach Your Horse to Give a Hug
This article teaches you how to train your horse to give a hug safely. Have fun teaching this easy trick to your horse.

Teach Your Horse to Give a Kiss
Teach your horse or pony to give a kiss. This is an easy to teach trick for respectful horses. Find out how to teach your horse to give kisses with this article.

Adopting, Retraining and Enjoying a Standardbred
Find links to American Standardbred adoption groups, Standardbred rehabilitation, retraining and performance and pleasure horse information. Learn how the American Standardbred can have a career as a pleasure riding and driving horse.

Teach Your Horse to do a Half Pass
Teach a horse to be obedient to leg aids makes them a safer and more comfortable ride. Learn how to teach your horse to do a half pass under saddle.

Teach Your Horse to do a Side Pass or Full Pass
Teach your horse to do a full pass or side pass. Teach your horse to move sideways and be obedient to your leg aids.

Teach Your Horse to do a Turn on the Forehand
Teach your horse to do a turn on the forehand. Stepping sideways with the hind legs, while keeping the front still is a stepping stone to many other movements.

Teach Your Horse to Move Sideways on the Ground
Learn to train your horse to move away from you to improve ground manners and as preparation to teaching turns on the forehand, side-passes, full-passes and half-passes, and turns on the haunches under saddle.

An Introduction to Clicker Training
Learn about the basics of clicker training your horse or pony. Learn what you need, how to get started and how to target train using clicker training methods.

Essential Horse Manners
Learn the eight behaviors and manners your horse or pony should know whether you plan to drive, ride or keep him as pasture decoration. These eight behaviors will make your horse more mannerly, safer and more fun to own.

Five Things You Need to Know before Horse Training or Solving Problems
Here is what you'll need to know and understand before attempting to train or solve behavior or training problems with your horse or pony.

How to Build a Round Pen on an Budget
Learn how you can build a safe, sturdy, serviceable round pen on a budget. Round pen expert E. Landers provides suggestions on round pen materials and construction methods.

Learn How to Teach Your Horse to Neck Rein
Follow step-by-step instructions to learn how to teach your horse, pony, donkey or mule how to neck rein.

Catching a Hard to Catch Horse
Learn how to catch a cagey horse that does not want to be caught.

Reschooling the Thoroughbred
For more experienced horse owners, retraining an ex-race horse can be challenging and rewarding. Jan Snodgrass offers her story with accompanying how-tos as she re-schools her TB gelding Xcel.

Trick Training
Training your horse to do tricks is easy even for a beginner horse owner. This step-by-step guide will teach you to teach your horse fun tricks sure to entertain your friends and family. Learn how to teach your horse to smile, act ashamed and nod 'yes' and 'no'.

Readers' Tips for a Turn on the Forehand - Teaching Your Horse to Tur…
Find readers' tips for teaching your horse to do a turn on the forehand. Teach your horse to do a turn on the forehand. Submit your advice for learning to do a turn on the forehand.

How To Safely Lead a Horse Through a Gate
Learn the right way to lead your horse through a gate or stall door. Lead your horse safely through a gate or stall door.

Readers Advice for Riding A Horse in a Parade - Ride A Horse in a Parade
Are you planning to train your horse to go in a parade, either lead, ridden or driven? Here are advice and tips from About.com readers about what you should know before you start out. Learn from readers what a parade horse should know and what you should watch for. Ride your horse in a parade safely and fun.

Bits for Young Horses
What is the bests first bit for a young horse? Here are some ideas for choosing the best bit to start a young horse. Choose a bit to begin training a young horse.

Imprint Training Young Foals
Imprint training is a method of handling foals shortly after birth to ease the training later in life. Learn about imprint training with this overview.

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