Too many times I see people jump in and immediately start training their horse before they get to know them. Horses are like people with their different personalities, likes, and dislikes.
You’ll benefit greatly by taking time to see what their personality is like and observing other things about them like their habits.
When you take the time to get to know and understand your horse you will find out such things as… is the horse sensitive, spooky, fearful, pushy are they easy to catch or not.
See if you can touch them all over or are there places that they will not let you touch?
If you have another horse observe their reaction with each other for a few days this can tell you a lot about them. For instance one of my mares will turn and kick after smelling a new horse so you would want to be aware of this as it may be something they try when you start working with them. [Read more…] about Understanding Your Horse Before You Start Their Training