Have you been thinking about the lush spring grass and how you’re going to catch your horse when it’s time to come in?
We have all experienced chasing, bribing, and even threatening our horse to come in from the pasture. Whether you are catching your horse to ride, for the vet, or to lock up for the night, there is a more practical method to help get our horse to surrender, known as, Round Pen Work! Taking the time to teach our horse that we control their speed, direction and provide rest with signals from our body and voice at liberty, will also translate in the pasture or dry lot when our horse forgets who is in charge. Don’t chase your horse for hours; instead push and drive your horse’s feet, just like a lead horse. Put yourself in control by turning his game into work, he will start to think twice about challenging you or wasting energy the next time you approach him. Remember, always give rest and reward for the right answer, and mix up the reason for catching your horse.
Lauren Ross Horsemanship
It’s not just training, It’s a way of life!