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Letters > Retraining the Older Horse/Older Horse Care and Training

"Is it too late to break her to ride?"


Dear Keith...

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

I have a 6yr old mare, and a 22 yr mare. the six yr old is not broke to ride but she is a real sweetheart,and not afraid of much of anything. is it too late to break her to ride? and would you put how to start her on breaking in your mo. newsletter? thank you Felicia

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Suggested Articles


Suggested Article: "Riding Exercise: Steer the Tail"
All you have to do is keep changing directions - for twenty minutes. You can start this exercise at a walk and then at a trot when you feel comfortable.

"The more excited or nervous the horse is, the more important it is for you to not let...

from our Horse Riding Instruction series > read more


Suggested Article: "Stop Your Horse With Hip Shoulder Shoulder"
The most common problem we see: Keeping your horse moving may prove to be your biggest challenge. Sluggish horses that look for any excuse to slow down will stop dead in their tracks when you first pick up a rein and ask for such a sharp maneuver....
from our Ask a Horse Trainer series > read more


Suggested Article: "Three Step Stop Exercise"
When you've mastered this exercise, the cool "upshot" is that if you're riding your horse, and his body is in the wrong position to pick up his lead, for instance, (maybe he's all "splayed out") then you can simply pick up the reins and drive him...
from our Ask a Horse Trainer series > read more


Suggested Article: "An Easy Way to Look At Training"
Use training exercises to let a little pressure leak here and there, redirecting that energy to your advantage. For example, in our Hip-Shoulder-Shoulder exercise we begin by walking forward, then pick up a rein and ask one shoulder to stop while...
from our Horse Training Basics series > read more


Suggested Article: "Four Things You Need to Train Your Horse"
Training a horse is pretty simple. It's four things: motivator, spot, direction, reward. That's all training a horse is. First, motivation. Do you have a job? What if I asked you to quit your job? What if I said I was going to hire you and give you...
from our Young Horse Training series > read more

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