Many people find the blood knot equally frustrating and functional.
Teaching a horse to be hobbled can be low-stress and have long-lasting benefits if done methodically and safely.
Horseman Mike Major uses obstacles to teach his horses to pick up their feet while staying between the reins.
Prepare a young horse for saddling and having its feet handled with Rudy Lara’s progressive rope drills.
Using hobbles goes beyond keeping horses from wandering off when no hitching rail, rigid fence or stout tree can be found. Horses learn to stay calm and collected whenever they get in a bind.
Ben Baldus offers three tips for getting ready to compete at a horse show. Ben Baldus constantly thinks ahead…
Mounted shooting champion Kenda Lenseigne explains how to insert two different types of earplugs into a horse’s ears to protect its hearing from the explosive sound of gunfire.
Rather than pulling and kicking to get a horse to stop and roll back through a turn, California cow horse trainer Clayton Edsall utilizes a simple drill that uses the fence to sharpen his horses’ movement.