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Rearing is a clear sign of disrespect.

Rearing is a clear sign of disrespect. To gain a horse’s respect, you have to move his feet forwards, backwards, left and right and reward the slightest try. If your horse is rearing, he’s telling you that you don’t truly have his respect.

Earn your horse’s trust with three key groundwork exercises from trainer Julie Goodnight.

In the Horses world respecting one another, getting along, and not using power to punish, break, builds a deeper trust and respect. Earn your horse’s trust with three key groundwork exercises from trainer Julie Goodnight.

Training Tip of the Week: Every horse is capable of being a willing, safe and respectful partner Downunder Horsemanship | January 2013

Training Tip of the Week: Every horse is capable of being a willing, safe and respectful partner Downunder Horsemanship

Every single time you walk around your horse to change sides you're actually signaling to him that you are submissive to him. Instead, you should be able to change sides without having to move your feet. This might seem like a simple concept, but believe me, your horse notices every single change. Every single time you can get your horse to move his feet, you're gaining a little bit more respect.

Every single time you walk around your horse to change sides you're actually…

Groundwork Exercise #9: Throw to a Stop  Goal: To be able to lunge the horse in a circle around you, then throw the end of the lead rope over his topline and have him immediately relax and come to a stop, staying parallel on the circle.  More about the exercise: https://www.downunderhorsemanship.com/Store/Product/MEDIA/D/253/

Groundwork Exercise Throw to a Stop Goal: To be able to lunge the horse in a circle around you, then throw the end of the lead rope over his topline and have him immediately relax and come to a stop, staying parallel on the circle.

Downunder Horsemanship | Training Tip of the Week: How to build your horse’s confidence to a scary object

Training Tip of the Week: How to build your horse’s confidence to a scary object

Downunder Horsemanship | Training Tip of the Week: Avoid taking a scary object away when the horse is moving his feet

Downunder Horsemanship Training Tip of the Week: Avoid taking a scary object away when the horse is moving his feet

Exercise #5: Backing Up - Method 1 Tap the Air  Goal: When you tap the air in front of the horse, he should respond by backing away with respect and energy.   More about the exercise: https://www.downunderhorsemanship.com/Store/Product/MEDIA/D/252/

Teach your horse how to back up on the ground with this tapping exercise from top clinician Clinton Anderson.

Training Tip of the Week: Rearing horse tip: Handle the situation safely in the saddle.

Downunder Horsemanship Training Tip of the Week: Rearing horse tip: Handle the situation safely in the saddle.

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