We all love our pets be it a cat, dog, rabbit or a horse. No matter what size they are we want to indulge in gullible activities with them. We train them, show them little tricks that they can perform, feed them and in the process make them our best friend. But most of the times it so happens that it becomes a one sided game; it is either they performing or us. We always look for an activity that we can perform together. Though there are a lucky few like the ones who have horses as they get to spend quality time with them. They normally join a horse training class or take up riding lessons then what the rest of the life is like a vacation.
Imagine what fun it would be if you could spend a considerable time of the day at horse training class with your horse, taking riding lessons. Then one could also participate in horse race or enjoy a game of polo. But in our fun have we ever realized that how does our horse feel when put into their horse shoe and are made to run even when they don’t want to. One must be very careful when they walk into a horse training school as most of the times it so happens that the trainer becomes a little cruel on these innocent animals. Sometimes it so happens that the horse is even drugged to perform. Therefore one must first find out all about the institute and then enroll oneself. So that it remains a healthy ride for both the trainee and the horse.
Just like there are cruel methods of training horses similarly there are institutes that train in more gentle and humane method. It is always advised to hire a professional for the job because a professional horse trainer is educated in horsemanship, horse behavior, language and specific skills like reining, cutting and jumping to name a few. The following are some of the basic techniques that need to be followed which are also helpful for the riders to handle.
– A basic knowledge on horse behavior is always helpful on the part of the rider.
– Because of the large size of the horses it becomes important on the part of the trainer to train the horse about the behaviors that will not injure people.
– Since in between the trainer and the horse, the trainer is the evolved specie, therefore it is the responsibility of the trainer to understand the horse psychology and train the horse of the goals that it is to achieve.
– Horse as pray animal’s needs to be trained with instincts that make them trust their trainers and react less just on their instincts.
There are many horse training sites available that provide detailed information and articles on riding lessons. The information available on these sites can help you to better understand as to how your horse is being trained and if they are being trained well. Such articles also help you to understand your horse better and develop a better bond with your pet friend.