Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: victoria australia
natural horsemanship exercises to improve your bond:
Neigh there horsey people!!
My beautiful pony and I have been dramtically improving our bond with natural horsemanship :)
At the age of only 13 I have already helped heal horses who have been abused, made a pony who wouldn't get on a float, horses that refuse to be caught and many many more things.
In this entry I would like to tell you just a simple way to improve your bond with your equine friends
This will improve the bond with you pony/ horse.
Walk infront of your pony on a loose line with him trailing behind you.
He should be completley foccused on you.
Stop suddenly at a random time and if he keeps walking throw yours arms in the air and wave them around (don't do it with people watching because they might mistake you as a lunatic lol) until your horse steps back.
Praise him and try again walking forward and stopping suddenly. He should stop the second you stop; if he doesn't try again with the arms.
Once he understands try in a trot.
Once practicing for a little bit everyday (or when ever possible) you should be able to do it without any equiptment (halter, lead)
HINT: Don't use food treats as praise but instead give him a small rub on the forehead (horses LOVE that!!)
If you have any questions or have a trouble pony etc you need help with please post a comment and I'll get back to you
Live fast, have fun and be a bit mischievous! -Louis Tomlinson