Consistency Counts

…being handled that is leading to the problems. Typically, in groundwork sessions I see a lot of inconsistency in boundaries or no boundaries at all….

Cultivating a Connection with Horses

…horse, how to make your boundaries clear, or about the horse honoring boundaries while leading, watch my “Establishing Boundaries” and “Leadline Boundaries” videos here. Communicating…

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Relationship Fix Series

…careful not to crowd you. Boundaries have to be established before you choose to be “touchy feely” with your horse. If you don’t set boundaries,…

A Devoted Horse

…have expectations and boundaries, and then convey them to any horse I encounter—immediately. The first part of the equation is critical—knowing what behavior you expect…

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Ground-Work Exercises

…idea about your personal boundaries. While you sometimes want to love on your horse, start with a clear boundary. Only allow that closeness after you…

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Home From The Oregon Horse Master Shoot

…work him to make sure Lux maintained his subordinate demeanor and respected his boundaries. The next day Lux was still a changed horse– respecting Clare’s…

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Off To A Good Start

…unchecked, he begins to bite. As the horse goes through this progressive behavior, he is simply testing his boundaries. Just as with human toddlers that…

Back to Basics (Part 1)

…a few minutes, the horse I am handling becomes very clear on my boundaries. You must define your space (for me, it’s as far as…

Proactive Riding—Take the Driver’s Seat

…complex language. Given these abilities, it’s surprising to me how often horses outsmart people. Horses are quite clever when it comes to probing boundaries, manipulating…

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Raise Your Foal Right

…life. Learning boundaries, good manners, self-control, patience, respect for the space of others and respect for authority are critical to a foal’s success, not to…

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Horse Behavior: Nipping Colt

boundaries to see if he can gain dominance over you. It sounds like your colt is still in the nipping stage and you need to…

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Good Horse Gone Bad

boundaries, poor timing and just a general lack of leadership skills. Often conflicting signals and miscommunication are involved, so the horse’s frustration turns to bitterness…

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The Great Escape

…show. All she really needed to do was step up to the plate and take control of this horse—set some rules and boundaries, punish him…

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No Biting Allowed

…the horse goes through this progressive behavior, he is simply testing his boundaries to see if he can gain dominance over you. It sounds like…

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Teach Your Horse To Lower His Head

…to start. Setting some boundaries and guidelines for her behavior and making it clear to her what she has to do to get the release,…

Secret Powers are Within You!

…drive the horse forward or establish boundaries. Sitting atop the horse, with a great deal of connectivity through your seat, legs, and hands, using your…

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Starting Over With A Fractious Horse

…with Lux and watched carefully as Clare work him to make sure Lux maintained his subordinate demeanor and respected his boundaries. The next day Lux…