The round pen is a very valuable tool for anyone wanting to train horses. This article is to point out some things about the usefulness, purpose, and techniques of the round pen.
Rudy is the horse from my childhood who taught me the most. I’ve spent more time horseback on Rudy than any other horse in my life. He is on that pedestal in my memory where all faults are forgiven and forgotten–to me, he is the best horse in the world.
Driving cattle on horseback is a great training exercise for a green horse. Giving a horse a job and a focus will advance a horse in his training and provide opportunities to learn that would never be found in an arena.
I talked to my mom on the phone today. She said they have a new foal on their ranch, a dark brown horse colt with white feet and a big star on his face. She asked me to help them come up with a name for it, and I’d love to except for the fact [...]
1. Prepare your horse by perfecting his leading and ground handling skills. If a horse is not completely halterbroke and responsive to being led and handled, you should not attempt to train the horse to lunge. Spend a lot of time with your horse and practice basic leading skills until they are perfected. 2. The [...]