Why it is best to train your own horse

 Horse training is a vast and complex subject. There are many people in the horse industry who make a living training horses and there are countless methods and techniques designed to effectively train horses. These methods are often designed to be specific or one size fits all. Training horses really does have to fit the horse, age, breed, temperament, level of training, experience, and the owner or handler that is going to be doing the training.


Most horse owners hire trainers because they believe that it is too difficult for them to train their horses. But on the contrary, it is advisable to train your own horse and not let someone else do it. Why?


4 Benefits of Training Your Own Horse


1. The horse will have balanced training.


When you train your own horse, you can create a well-rounded training program. This means that the horse will be well balanced and not have any holes in its training. When you hire a trainer, the program is often designed for the whole barn or facility, not the individual horse. So if you don't have a well-rounded program that is designed for your horse and his needs alone, then he may be lacking certain discipline or have a one-sided training that is not good for him.


2. You will know the ins and outs of the training.


You will know all of the techniques and methods that are being used in the training, which means you will be able to teach your horse what you want him to do. If the trainer decided that they are not going to use certain techniques, then you will be able to communicate this to your horse. No one knows you and your horse better than yourself, so it is best for YOU to train your own horse! You will also be able to make adjustments as you see fit, according to the horse's needs.


3. You will bond with your own horse.


You will be able to develop that special bond with your horse because you are the one who is training him. When you hire a trainer and they train your horse for you, then that trainer becomes the primary bond. You might think that this isn't true and that it is only a matter of time before you get to know your horse, but this isn't the case.


When you train your own horse, there will be a certain bond that will develop between you and your horse, because you are the one training him.


4. You will become an excellent horse handler.


When you train your own horse, you will have to learn how to be a good handler. You will have to learn how to communicate with your horse in a clear and concise way. You will have to be able to read the signs that the horse gives you. You will learn how to monitor your horse's behavior and lead him in the right direction. And you will also learn how to maintain the lead safely and efficiently.


Final Thoughts


Learning to train your own horse is a great achievement. Not only you will learn how to communicate with the horse, but also you will be able to understand his body language and notice all of the small changes in his behavior. This will help you to improve your bond with your horse.

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