How to Catch a Horse that don't want to be Caught

How to Catch a Horse that don't want to be Caught

One needs a corporate horse so that he/she can work cheerfully with them. A naughty horse presents a hard time to the person working with it and this presents a great challenge since it will keep on annoying. When it is hard to catch your horse, riding motivation is diminished and the morale to ride is also lost. It can greatly put you off mode and at the same time make you angry. However, a hard to catch horse can be put on track with patience in training.

Good training can teach your horse on how to be caught enthusiastically. Hurtling to catch your horse or laying a trap for it to fall into before you start a ride is not the most welcomed idea. Halters can be used but they should not be the only solution always. When you are retraining your horse, ensure you put a crowned leather halter on it even when feeding. These leather halters need to be fitted with breakaway crowns which helps in case the horse is entangled.

It is important to teach your horse how to be comfortable when near you and also know that a horse will understand the body language you display when interacting with your animal. During training, the approach angle to your horse will also pass a certain information. Approaching your horse from behind makes it uncomfortable and the best way to approach is from front and ensure you are relaxed and composed when doing so. When making your approach, you should make your intentions clear that you don’t want to harm your horse. If you spend more time with your horse, this will reduce tension in your horse.

You also need to ensure the horse stays in a clean place. Regularly visit the paddock and clean the traces of manure present. These regular visit makes sure you come into direct contact with your horse. When the horse makes move towards you, do not have the intention to catch it or interfere with its business but just be cool and comfortable with it near you. At no particular time should the horse walk away from you, you ought to be the decision maker and the final communicator between both of you. Many short interactions with your horse on a single day are more meaningful to your relationship with your horse than one long stay.

When interacting with your horse, ensure that you offer a reward at the end of the session. Offer it a treat and always when you are making a move towards it and it makes a move, do not signal it to stop but rather keep it in motion. You also need to make your horse learn that every time you approach it using a halter or a rope, it does not mean work always. Lunging whips are also used to extend your hand and they are used to signal the direction your horse should take.

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