Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Newfoundland Canada
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Treat training horses.What are peoples opinions / thoughts.
I have 2 geldings who are pleasure horses only.The good ole back yard pets.I have never been involved in shows.I live in a non horsey area.All I have learned is through trial and error [mostly error].At first , I used the more "cowboyish" methods of training.A year or so ago, I became stuck and didnt seem to be progressing.So I went online and found a few trainers who used treats has motivators for training.I decided to give it a try.I have to say,that my boys and myself have progressed in leaps and bounds.To the point that I can practically ride tackless.I know this is frowned on by many traditional trainers.However,I would like to point out that this is the method of training for the Lipizzaner Stallions and their "Haute ecole" .I have followed Klaus Hempfling and Eva Roemaat ,both use treats and have done wonders with horses.Opinions anyone?