I get asked about the topic of wearing a helmet when riding a horse quite a bit and as there are more and more children getting involved in horse riding, this seems like a good time to make my thoughts clear and perhaps influence the horse world, even just a tiny bit maybe, in a…Details
Here at Stable Horse Training and Rehabilitation we take a lot of video. A lot.. Some end up on the cutting floor but a lot end up in the hands of owners or for ourselves for review and understanding of what is going on. It’s very difficult to see yourself and sometimes your horse when there is trouble going on when riding or doing groundwork, and some problems with horses for conformation and stride are just easiest to see when on the screen.
Along with review videos, we also take many many videos of horses in both good and poor conditions. Explaining or showing how a horse is not feeling well, in pain or walking badly due to something. In some cases the videos we take are destined to be training videos to show how some things can be done. While there is no one way to do work with horses, we believe that what does make it on to the site here is great learning material for those that are interested.
So please enjoy the articles below as they are collected here based on if they have videos in them and aid in understanding the articles themselves or what the article’s topic is on.
This is part 2 of a series of videos where I take our four year old registered quarter horse, Macaroni, out for a walk at a local park with the goal of getting him used to water. In this video, we have left the trailer and are on the way to the water. When leading…Details
Horses are generally all about consistency. In fact, most people are all about consistency too. It’s safe and comforting to know you have a routine, a set schedule and reliability of certain things happening during your day. When it comes to training horses, consistency is really important and they really rely on it to understand…Details
Taking a horse somewhere in a trailer can be a peaceful experience all around with practice and diligence regarding unacceptable behaviors by the horse. Horses that get away with poor habits can be a real danger though and in this video I talk about one of them: Leaving the trailer before you are ready. Horses…Details
Here’s a short video talking about recognizing when a horse is going to call out or whinny and what to do about it. It’s not uncommon for a horse to get worried and decide they need to call out for their friends and get some comfort. Unfortunately when this happens it means they are taking…Details
This video is all about thoughts and ideas on getting out and trail riding with your horse. The horse being ridden in this video is a bit young to trails so I talk a lot about how to recognize that, things to possibly do while on the trail ride and some ideas on how to…Details
Benny is a retired Standardbred who has some amazing owners that are looking to give Benny a new life after racing. I’ve been privileged with the job of helping Benny go from a pacing race horse to a relaxed trail and arena horse. This is part one of a three part series posted to show…Details
I do my best to put up a variety of videos about horses, their health and well being and general behaviors of the horse, whether it’s good or bad. One thing that I like to concentrate on though is safety while around them and/or on them and today I’ve put up a video discussing safety…Details
It’s important to practice things with your horses, like leading a horse, before you really need it. In this case I was originally just leading this horse with tarps and getting him used to them. As you can see in the thumbnail, he did pretty good but horses (like humans) have trouble multitasking and sometimes…Details
Here is a really quick video talking about and showing simple horse communication to convey your intention of being friends with a horse. This concept usually works very well with horses if they are ready for it. The key here is to make sure they aren’t trying to avoid you while you do it or…Details