Essay on How to Train a Horse
Training a horse to ride is hard work, it involves ground work, riding, and in both patience is very important. In the next few paragraphs I will be explaining the steps needed to train a horse.
When you first start training a horse you want to start with doing the ground work. When you are doing the ground work such as leading, lunging, brushing, picking up the hooves, putting on the saddle, blanket, and bridal, and putting weight on the saddle, the ground work allows you know the horse and the horse also starts to know you. It is very important to have a good relationship with your horse because you want your horse to respect you and also know who you are. When doing these steps you should do them in order.
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The third thing you should do is practice picking up the hooves. Picking up the hooves is a good thing to do because the horse will be used to people touching their legs. Therefore if someone were to touch your horse?s legs your horse wouldn?t be frightened and want to kick out their leg. When your horse needs his or her hooves trimmed, or needs shoes put on this makes it nice for the Ferrier (person who trims and shoes horses? hooves).
The fourth thing you should do is put on the blanket, saddle, and bridal. Before you put the blanket on, you should let your horse smell the blanket and see the blanket because otherwise they might be frightened. You should do the same thing when you put on the saddle. Once you have the saddle on you should tighten the singe slow. The singe is the strap that goes around