Horse & Rider



Use these tips to find success with your horse after you take him home.

Even after the 90-day program, your horse still needs a patient coach. Being patient with him will pay off as you let him continue to develop at his own pace.

horse that’s going to be a cutter or cow horse, I’ll spend time introducin­g him to the flag or ride him around cattle.)

At this stage of training, your horse is both mentally and physically ready to return home. He’s starting to look for cues and is focused and listening to his rider. By now he has a solid riding foundation and is ready to go on with his next step in training—whatever that may be. looky as you ride him the first few times, since he’s been taken from his learning environmen­t, but eventually he’ll settle in and ride like he did before you took him home.

After he’s settled in and riding comfortabl­y, start putting him in situations that are beyond his comfort zone, like riding down a more advanced trail or asking him to perform a more advanced maneuver in the arena. But remember your limits and avoid doing something that will get you or your horse hurt physically or hurt his confidence. He’s moldable at this stage, so the more you can expose him, the less he’ll fret about when he is older.

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