anyone ever trained with nothing

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Natural Horsemanship

anyone ever trained with nothing

This is a discussion on anyone ever trained with nothing within the Natural Horsemanship forums, part of the Training Horses category

Like Tree12Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-05-2011, 03:36 AM
anyone ever trained with nothing

Just wondering if anyone has ever trained a horse to ride with nothing right from the begining. For instance never put a halter on them or use a rope or anything?

Just curious, I thought it would be a good challenge for next summer. Pick up a cheap untouched horse and try to break it to ride without any aids. And if all else fails I can hurry and break it the normal way and sell it.
Sponsored Links
    12-05-2011, 04:05 AM
Sounds really cool, and extremely challenging.
    12-05-2011, 06:22 AM
I want to see that if you do it!
Seems very challenging!
    12-05-2011, 07:37 AM
Without aids .... such as a halter, lead, saddle, bridle, round pen or arena, lunge line? What do you consider aids?
    12-05-2011, 07:39 AM
I think she meant without any equipment...
    12-05-2011, 08:53 AM
Green Broke
I don't think it would be impossible but would take a lot of time. Without any aids, it is extremely difficult to communicate with the horse.

Unless you have an untouched horse on your property, the horse will at some point have had to had a rope or halter on to be caught and sold, I would think.
Posted via Mobile Device
    12-05-2011, 09:30 AM
Doesn't Nevzorov train his horses this way, does he?
Posted via Mobile Device
    12-05-2011, 09:34 AM
Originally Posted by henia    
Doesn't Nevzorov train his horses this way, does he?
Posted via Mobile Device
I've never heard of this guy... I'm off to google! Sounds good! Bye!!!
    12-05-2011, 10:41 AM
Originally Posted by henia    
Doesn't Nevzorov train his horses this way, does he?
Posted via Mobile Device
Not anymore. Riding them is 'cruel', according to him.

Another whack job who just keeps getting whackier.
    12-05-2011, 11:11 AM
I can't really claim to have totally trained my horse with no equipment, but years ago I had a colt from birth who I spent a LOT of time with- at least 2 hours per day. I did halter break him very early, but a lot of the time I just hung out with him in his field and brushed and talked to him, etc. or even just sat and read a book. When he got big enough I began sitting on his back (I was his best friend so he didn't mind at all). He would walk around and graze, etc. and I could steer him a little with my legs. Sometimes I would just loop a leadrope around his neck and steer with that. We had really good communication as I had spent so much time with him, and when it did come time for me to train him he was a piece of cake. He trusted me totally and was the best horse ever.
neatamo and Skyseternalangel like this.

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
How well trained is your horse? RedTree Horse Training 21 03-17-2011 11:11 PM
Is This Really How Champions Are Trained? wingsinmoonlight Horse Videos 15 01-01-2011 05:07 PM
This Is What We've Trained For - Eventers. ChingazMyBoy Eventing 12 07-28-2010 05:56 AM
Well trained, BUT... wild_spot Horse Talk 22 05-11-2010 12:12 PM
trained to mirror? manhirwen Horse Talk 5 03-16-2009 04:01 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:28 AM.

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