Essay on Saddle Breaking and Training a Horse

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The art of breaking a horse, really just depends on the horse and rider. Before you ever ride, or tack up your horse, you always have to know if the horse is ready, willing, and responsive to you on the ground, then you can start. If he or she is not willing or responsive to you when you are on the ground, he or she will not respect you when you are riding. Make sure the horse knows the terms walk, trot, canter, and whoa, or any terms you use in replace of walk, trot, or woah, it will be a lot easier for you, and the horse will understand more. To make sure your horse is responsive to you on the ground is to make sure you spend a lot of time with your horse. Examples of what you should do is to groom your horse every day, walk him or …show more content…
Walk him or her around the yard, or any acreage that you have, it’s good for both you and him or her. You have to be expecting anything, and everything that would happen. Like if a piece of paper or a bag flies by you, or a dog, bird, cat runs past you or a dog is barking, and they spook and try to take off or starts rearing up or bucking. Always be on your toes, and make sure you’re holding on to excess lead and the knot or clip connecting to the halter, and NEVER, wrap your hand around the lead rope! If you do, and you’re not paying a lot of attention, and your foal/yearling/mare/stallion/gelding spooks and runs, you’re going with him. And another thing, make sure he is respectful, lead him, don’t let him lead you. Do not let him eat the grass when you are walking, kick his nose, don’t let him jog while you want to walk, make him run in circles, if you let him do that, then he gets his way, and won’t listen to you as well.
First, the best thing to do is lunge, it’s best if you have a round pin so they can’t go anywhere, or pull away from you; get a halter with the metal rings and get a lunge line about 25 or so feet, but when you lunge, start out with only a little bit of lunge line, then progress up to the whole 25 feet, and make sure the lunge line has a clip on the end to hook it on the halter, and if you have to, get a lunge whip,

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