SELECTING THE BEST TRAINING METHOD FOR YOUR HORSE
The sheer number of training methods promoted today can be bewildering. Alongside more traditional training methods are a growing number of methods promoted as a more natural approach.
The increasing number of horses showing signs of resistance, confusion, agitation and even aggression suggests that not all of these methods (or the way they are applied) are ideal for the horse. This is true whether the methods are promoted as 'natural' or not.
Many of the problems that horses encounter with training methods stem from conflicting and confusing messages that the horse receives from the trainer. Negative results often only become obvious once the owner takes over the horse, after its training is completed and can be a disheartening and expensive experience.
Selecting the Best Training Method For Your Horse is
an 80 minute long film produced by Herdword to help you identify approaches that work well for horses and those that do not. This film and the booklet that goes with it is a must for anyone training a horse or choosing someone to train their horse for them.
The film provides an insight into elements that are important for the horse's progress and shows in graphic detail the reactions - good and bad - that various methods produce from the horse.
Used as a benchmark to measure a trainer's approach or to analyse 'for or against' a specific technique, you'll find this film invaluable for years to come.
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