Learning how to communicate - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 11-08-2011, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
Posts: 24
• Horses: 0
Learning how to communicate

I have had my mare for nearly 5 years now and am entirely self taught on the matter of horses. Unlike many fortunate people I wasnt born with horse sense or grew up in a horse family so I didnt have much to learn from. Lately I have been reading/posting on this forum, watching several training videos, and reading lots of books and I finally feel like I am learning how to speak horse :) Why didnt I do this 5 years ago? I don't know. But man, does it feel good to learn. I had a breakthrough today that really just made my whole day happy and now I am thinking to myself, "Why didnt I figure that out sooner?" It was such a simple solution but I always overlooked it and ended up frustrated all too often. I just want to say Thank you to all of those on my forum posts who have given me helpful advise
Erfellie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 11-09-2011, 04:59 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 16,605
• Horses: 1
I'm in the same boat.. I can't get enough of reading up on training techniques then trying the ones that make most sense with my horse. Even making some up as I go along seems to work. I definitely want to say thank you to everyone as well.

I'm so glad things are clicking for you!!! It feels wonderful doesn't it? :)
Skyseternalangel is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 11-09-2011, 05:02 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 2,289
• Horses: 0
its so very true... I know I feel the same way. Thank you :)
kait18 is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 11-09-2011, 05:13 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,648
• Horses: 6
The best thing you can do is hang out with good riders/trainers....and observe.
bubba13 is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 11-09-2011, 05:16 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 16,605
• Horses: 1
That and watching horses interact in their herd.. it's very interesting
Skyseternalangel is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 11-09-2011, 05:26 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 5,455
• Horses: 1
If you learn the principles of good horsemanship then you can solve any problem that comes up. Like learning to play an instrument. You don't learn to play every song, you learn to play the notes and read the music and then you can play any song you want. So many people with horses want to learn how to play the song without learning to read music or play the notes. If they work at it enough they will eventually learn THAT song but then they have to start over on the next one. It's far better to get the foundation down and understand how things work than to try to force your way through it.

There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill
kevinshorses is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Learning how to fly ;) horseluver2435 Horse Pictures 14 09-28-2011 01:40 PM
Learning riding on your own? Spirit11 Horse Riding 10 05-15-2011 12:10 PM
just learning but i can try! lilkitty90 Horse Artwork 10 01-26-2010 05:53 PM
learning flywithoutwings Driving 4 10-13-2008 12:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome