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Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

Apr 27, 2022

What would you do if your horse started to lie down while you were riding?
Here are some reasons a horse might try to lay down when riding:

  • Horse is interested in rolling in water, mud or sand.
  • Horse is itchy from sweat or bugs.
  • Horse is colicky.
  • Horse has discovered that laying down is rewarded.

In this episode, I cover these and a few more possibilities and I share the cue that both discourages, redirects…and is the ‘end’ cue for horses that are trained to lie down on purpose.