bonding question

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

bonding question

This is a discussion on bonding question within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-16-2009, 05:38 PM
bonding question

Ok you no how most ppl say a good way to bond with your horse is by spending lots of non demanding time w/ them? Well the barn im at is so far away I can't get there very often...therefore I can't find the happy medium between work and relaxing. I no all time spent with your horse is bonding but lets say I ride and then graze for a while-is that enough "non-demanding time?" (by the way on some days I do just go down to do one or the other but most times I can't right now) then me and my horse get exercise and non-demanding time. Do you agree? By the way im a spaz so im sure im overthinking this! Lol! Please share what you think! Thanks so much! :)
Sponsored Links
    06-16-2009, 06:17 PM
I personally do not think that "non-demanding time" is necessary, nor effective, to bond with a horse. A horse is looking for a leader to follow, not a BFF. Your body language is essential in getting a horse to "bond" with you. To humans, it's called bonding, but horses see it as having a leader to keep them safe and keep them fed.

Check out this site: Request The Bonder from him through the site and use it on your horse. It works with every horse in a matter of minutes.
    06-16-2009, 06:24 PM
Green Broke
I've never heard it as non-demanding time, but it's a very effective way of bonding with your horse. But anytime spent with your horse is bonding. So doing a combination of exercising and then adding time where you just 'hang out' either by hand grazing or grooming is also a good way to balance it.
    06-16-2009, 06:28 PM
I enjoy the time spent bonding with my horse. I do not know if the horse bonds with me or simply me bonding with my horse. Either way, this is time that is not replaceable. I prefer doing most of the caregiving myself, for example feeding, bathing, brushing etc. Whenever possible, I am outside with my horse doing something (if nothing else just brushing him down). I try to spend a minimum of 15 minutes a day with him. This is a link that may help you. Training Tips
    06-16-2009, 11:53 PM
For some reason whenever I click the links it says they are blocked
    06-17-2009, 10:19 AM
This is a link to Sylvia Scott's website, "natural horse training". She has a lots of helpful information under the "Resources" section. It is interesting to read some of the articles, but I don't know about trying some of her techniques.
    06-17-2009, 10:36 AM
Ok ill have to go look at this website. You know im sure im thinking too far into this...i should just be going down to the barn and enjoying my horse, not worried about how I can bond considering every second spent together we r bonding. It will b much more fun if I don't worry about this, it will all happen by itself overtime. I should just stop thinking about it b/c then when I go to the barn and I have it all "planned" it is not enjoyable and yeah. Isnt it weird how even tho I ask for advice on something I end up coming up w/ the solution by myself? This happens to me all the time! I believe this is the trait of a spaz! Lol! Anyways...if you guys still have advice on the topic feel free to post-i still like reading about this. Thanks! :)

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bonding with your horse dreamrideredc Natural Horsemanship 84 02-27-2011 06:07 PM
Catching and Bonding cowwgrl Horse Training 9 04-03-2009 11:56 PM
Bonding nolahcontend Natural Horsemanship 32 03-23-2009 09:49 PM
I think we are finally bonding horsenaround Horse Talk 5 03-29-2008 06:44 PM
Bonding! 3days3ways Horse Training 5 02-26-2007 06:01 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0