|As I go to mount my horse, he blasts away in fear… not a safe way to start the ride. Do you have any learning tools to help me?In my educational DVD called Fix-Up has a part of three hours and 15 minutes actual footage of a horse that wouldn’t stand for mounting. You will see that a Dually Halter is most effective in the schooling process for horses that won’t stand to mount. I recently worked with a Tennessee Walking Horse that had injured a man in his sixties who was a good rider for decades. It took me about a half an hour to get this horse ‘bomb proof’ regarding mounting.|
|My horse is absolutely terrified of bicycles and becomes quite dangerous in the presence of one.Can you help us?My recommendation is to school to the Dually Halter so that you have full control of your horse. One needs to stop down any desire to blast away from you at the sight of a bicycle. Once you have achieved complete control, then you can begin to present sights such as bicycles passing by and begin desensitization. Should you choose, you can get the DVD Gentling Your Spooky Horse and by executing these procedures you can change the mindset of your horse.|
|My horse is fed well and cared for, but I still wonder if she has digestive health issues. Is this possible? What can I do?Yes, horses have delicate guts, and even pleasure horses can have problems, because they can’t graze constantly, or we keep them in stalls. There is a product called SUCCEED that can really help. It’s natural and helps keep the horse’s stomach and colon working like they should. I asked SUCCEED to develop a version especially for the leisure horse. Click here for more information.|
|I can’t do Join-Up because I don’t have a Round Pen.The round pen is not the critical factor in applying these concepts. It is a convenient place in which to work. Should you use a square pen, horses will tend to “stop down” their energy in the corners. If you take a square pen and panel the corners off (or use jump poles or bales of hay) you effectively create an octagon. This nearly round enclosure will work very effectively.|
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