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Jonathan Field

Get your horse moving forward

Here are some ways to get the “go button” working and create a willingness to move forward freely.


From tolerance to acceptance

Handled the right way, the process of teaching your horse to accept the spray from a water hose can lay the groundwork for solving future training problems.


Bending and balance

If a horse doesn’t have good self-carriage at slow speeds, he will only have more trouble at faster gaits.


The whole package

To go from “rider” to “true horseman” requires learning all that you can about horses, as well as how to show them leadership.


The language of horses

It takes time to build a language both you and your horse understand. But by rewarding small steps in the right direction, you will advance your goal, and pretty soon you’ll be having a great conversation.