Training Exercises: Spur Use

Used primarily for lateral movement left and right. The precise placement of a spur on a horse’s body can induce him to move different parts of his body left or right: his shoulder, his rear, his rib cage. Spurs can make leg yields more precise. They can help you refine the subtlety of leg communication… Read More Training Exercises: Spur Use

Horse Anatomy: Pressure Points

Horses have points on their bodies that can produce predictable movement. Touching, rubbing, or lightly pinching some areas help to calm a nervous horse by eliciting endorphins. Some areas are more sensitive and can cause a horse to move away from pressure at that point on their body. Touching other areas communicates in horse language… Read More Horse Anatomy: Pressure Points