Apr 29, 2020
Episode 76: Today I’m answering three questions that I think are
all related. One is about a horse that pops his head up when he
steps on the lead rope, another is about ground tying and the final
one is about tying with patience.
When a horse steps on the lead rope while grazing, some will step off the rope without missing a bite...while others will pop their heads up almost as if they are surprised. During this segment, I discuss the 'truth' that both horses are experiencing and I outline how to show the horse the more quiet answer.
The next question is about teaching a horse to ground tie and I share five steps for teaching a horse to understand this.
Finally, I discuss teaching a horse to stand quietly. We discuss the nuances of recognizing subtle changes in a horse while it is tied and solutions for reducing pawing.