It may seem unnecessary to give advise on how to hold the tools, but it can make a big difference to you horse. We need to be effective with our communication and, even more important, don’t be in your horses way when they are trying.
Below a short video on the best way to hold the stick and leadrope when trailer loading horses:
I just realized that my Video Course for trailer loading is actually a mini-course in Natural Horsemanship. If there’s any way you can test the relationship and communication with your horse … it’s through trailer loading. Especially when loading your horse in situations where you actually have to go somewhere. How much credit do you have left when it’s time to go to the show or trail ride?
The ‘basic moves’ in my Video Course are exactly that – the most basic things you can ask your horse to do for you using Natural Horsemanship. And if you do it right, by giving your horse comfort for every improvement, giving him time to think/soak/dwell, then your relationship with your horse will grow stronger and stronger. Your horse will have more motivation to ‘work’ for you. Actually, when your horse gets it, when he understands that when he puts more effort in, he gets comfort sooner and longer … then he will give you his heart & desire.
Natural Horsemanship is about using the horse’s psychology. Getting him to think and understand the task. The horse will always want to know two things:
Am I safe (being a prey animal, this is their instinct)
What’s in it for me!!! (isn’t that also what you would like to know if you were a horse?)
When you do my mini-Natural-Horsemanship-Course, you will know how all of this works and how to do it. You’ll be a Natural Horse trainer yourself. You don’t need to send your horse to a horse trainer. From experience I can tell you that it is usually not the horse that needs to be trained.
Now the best thing is:
my videos are short and simple so you’ll understand the concept quickly
you will see some things in slow-motion and video-in-video to really see the details
there’s video, text and voice that points out what you need to see and do yourself