You know, a horse is basically perfect
in every sense.
What I mean is…before we get our hands on ’em,
they can already do what we want them to do.
(for the most part).
They already know how to back up, move
forward, turn, etc.
But when you throw the human in the
Everything is different.
We think the horse oughta do what
we ask because we know what we want…so why doesn’t
the horse do it?
The lesson is, he “CAN” do it, but we just haven’t explained what we want and how we want it done.
That’s basically what training is all about.
First, the horse has to know what you want.
And when you’re sittin’ there kissin’
to ’em, they’re trying to figure out what you want.
To make it clear what you want… “Do everything you can to set your horse up to successfully do what you asked.”
That means if you want him to, say,
lunge to the left then you better give him a big,
convenient opening so he can move that direction.
Make it so danged easy for him to
go to left that he does it.
And when he does, let him do it.
Stop kissing to him so he “clearly”
knows that’s what you wanted.
This is the case whenever you work with a horse.
Early on, horses don’t know their leads, don’t know how
to balance under you, so it’s up to us to stay centered
and squared so they can do their job.
This is one of the points Kenny Scott
reveals in his DVD about controlling
all four corners of your horse.
If you want to know more about Kenny,
click on the following:
One of the best things you can do with your horse is to to…
instill respect for you as the leader.
Without the basis of respect, any horse will run over you, crowd you, not stay focused on you and worse.
What Brad Meyers teaches is the many foundations of respect. Each thing is simple but yet has lasting results.
Just as in so many areas of our lives, it’s the combination of the “Little Things” that have a huge impact on how things go.
In previous training articles and emails I have likened this to the statement “Big Doors Swing On Small Hinges”.
And so it is with horses and training.
If your horse doesn’t respect you, if you find they will not stay focused on you, if they bite you, step on you, crowd you and won’t lead properly, then I would urgently caution you to get in control quickly! Getting hurt and continuing the frustration just isn’t any fun and will most likely land you with bruises, broken bones and worse.
Why would you choose to continue like that?
We filmed Brad Meyers and produced a video titled:
“How To Eliminate And Prevent Deadly Horse Riding Accidents Using The Power Of The Little Things!”
In Brad’s video, you will learn things like:
The Secret of Secrets Of How To Get A Horse To Soften When Giving!
4-Point Pre-Ride Check You Can Do To Quickly And Easily Tell If He’s Mentally And Physically Ready To Ride! (You Can Even Do It In A Confined Space Like A Horse Trailer!)
Incredible Behavior-Modification Secret Changes Your Horse Right Before Your Eyes! (Spooky Horses Quit Spooking, Pushy Horses Stop Pushing, And More!)
Saddle Danger – How To Know If Your Horse Is Ignoring You And Putting You In Severe Danger! (And Exactly What To Do About It!)
How To Establish Leadership With Your Horse That No One Probably Ever Told Before! (Until Now!)
How Your Self-Talk Determines Your Horse’s Behaviors And Response! (If You Are Having Horse Problems This May Be Why!)
Many folks hit the wall in their training because not everything works the first time. And some training methods simply don’t work with every horse due to mishandling in the past or their disposition. So, you have to adjust.
Most professional trainers have a deep “bag of tricks” when it comes to handling and training horses. Any of them that have been in the business for years will tell you that and explain that there isn’t just one way to get the desired result. The “Key” is to understand how and why the horse is reacting to your commands and read them. That is mostly acquired – and by watching professionals doing it and showing you. Brad is a master at this.
Here’s more of what you’ll know:
Outrageous “Leading Your Horse Mistake” Horse Owners Make That Cause A Horse To Run Off, Run You Over, Get Spooked, Get Worried, Trailer Loading Troubles, And More! (The Solution Is Embarrassingly Simple!)
The Anatomy Of Horse Problems And How To Prevent Them!
The Absolute First Thing You Must Do After Mounting Your Horse! (And If He Moves His Feet, Do This Until He Stops!)
Hard To Catch Horse? This May Be Why And You Will Laugh When You See How Easy It Is To Fix!
How Much It REALLY Matters If Your Horse Did Just What You Wanted Or Not! (Discover What Counts Most And Why It Matters!)
How To Get Your Horse To Want Stay With You While Closing Gates…Even When His Other Horse Buddies Are Leaving! (If You How Powerful The Herd Instinct Is To Your Horse – You Will See The Power Of This Secret To Counter It!)
This Thumb-Trick Teaches Your Horse To “Not Leave You” After You Remove The Halter!
And there’s a lot more you’ll learn.
In fact – Brad’s DVD is filled with training gems.
One thing I do when I watch training videos is take notes. It helps me recall the things I am learning. I suggest you do the same. You’ll get so much more out of the videos you watch.
I took EIGHT PAGES of notes on Brad’s DVD. It is a lot, but is also a testament to the amount of valuable training information he shares on this DVD.
Eight Pages of Video Notes:
How would you like to get a copy of my personal 8 pages of notes I captured while I watched Brad’s DVD?
I’ll tell you how below. But let me give a flavor of the notes I took so you can see if they would be of value to you.
Here’s just one of the 8 pages that you’ll be getting: