KBR Horse Training Information

Exercising Body AND Mind

Bomb Proofing:
Producing Horses You Can Trust

Part Three

Checking out a spinning flower

Silver Cloud and Beverly

Silver Cloud, a mustang, was a mishandled basket case when he was given over to LRTC to try to rehabilitate and place with an adopter. Beverly took to him right away and the horse really seems to try hard for her.
In among the spinners
Oops! Touched one!
Back in focus, walking through the spinners
Checking out a nerf pole
Asking for "head down" (relaxed mode)
Checking out a flag
Waving the flag (starting slightly away)
The dreaded stepping rings
Beverly presenting a ring
Touching the ring
Approaching the ring
Walking through the rings
Weaving the rings

  • Make each session an adventure, not a chore

  • Provide a lot of sensory diversity.

  • Maintain good handler attitudes. (The exercise should be fun.)

  • Challenge the horses but keep them curious and focused.

  • Provide lots of positive feedback. Set up the exercises so that the horses can frequently "win."

  • Keep the challenges and obstacles relatively safe.

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