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Posted on May 10, 2021 in Riders blog, Timothy Showe

Have you ever hit a wall with a young horse you’ve been working with?

Have you ever hit a wall with a young horse you’ve been working with?

April 16th

Have you ever hit a wall with a young horse you’ve been working with? To the point you’ve just about or did throw your hands up and quit?

Having been training horses for 21 years I have hit that said wall more times that I can count.

I’ve come to realize that 85% of the time it’s not the horse that hits the wall. To prevent from being the reason we hit a wall with our colts I’ve thought of a few things that we can do.

For starters before we even step in their stall we need to clear our minds of all distractions. When I say distraction I’m saying our minds and what’s going through them. Horses feed off energy that we have running from us. Now before you say oh that’s not possible think about it, a horse can feel a fly land on his tail head on a windy day, so yes they can feel our energy when we are around.

Clear your mind, be free of the troubles your going through, don’t let the job you have that you hate go into the round pen with you. Don’t let the fight you had with your best friend come out when your working the areas you’ve notice need to be improved.

The walls we hit in training a horse are because we unconsciously create them. A little saying I try to live by as a trainer is

“ never set your horse up for failure, make sure you have given them the tools to be confident to succeed in what we ask of them.”

Having counted our heard a few days ago that is one of the most important things to remember when dealing with 130 horses.

Hope you enjoyed my thoughts on this subject and hope it helps also.

Until next time, Ride correct and God bless

TC Showe

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