Do It Yourself for the Average Horse Owner. What exactly does that mean? It means that this is a website designed to help normal people with their normal, day to day horse issues. The horses that I use are not professionally trained, show horses. My demonstrations are all done with horses that I or my friends own. In fact, the horse featured in most of the pictures and video, Dollar, is a horse that I acquired in a trade when he was only a yearling, and I have done all the training on him. He’s not perfect, but he gets the job done. I created this site, because most of the horse owners out there are just average people. They have their horses out in a pasture. They saddle and bridle their own horses. And for a many, they don’t do much with their horses except for the occasional weekend ride.
This site is designed to be easy to use. It has step by step instructions with pictures that make it easy to follow. Then many of my posts will also include a video showing how to do what was described in the post. Eventually, the posts will also include links to other posts that tie in with what you are learning to do. For example, the post on bridling will have a link to the post on how to train your horse to position his head while being bridled. Right now the site is a work in progress, and I don’t have half the information on here that I want to get on here. But as the weather gets better, I’ll be adding information day by day.
The training information that is going to be on this site is going to be broken down in very easy to follow step by step process. The training videos will be performed using horses that don’t already know how to do the maneuver we are working on. I know when I’m looking up “how to” information, it is very frustrating to watch a person explain how to train your horse to do something, and their horse does it perfectly in minutes. For most of us in the real world, it doesn’t work like that.
Each post includes an area where you can comment. All comments are welcome. Please comment if there was something you found confusing or know of a way I can improve the information. There is also a forum on here. Hopefully that will take off and people will be able to ask questions or give tips, and get feed back from other horse owners.
So is this a site that is going to be useful to you? This site is great for a new horse owner who is just learning how to do many of the tasks involved with horse owning. This is also a great site for children that are just learning how to take care of their own horse. Perhaps mom and dad are worn out from saddling and bridling their child’s horse for them. This site is perfect for that. Also if you are an experienced horse person and are stuck on how to get your horse to do a particular manuveor, this site could be for you. Not all horses respond the same to the same training. I may offer a little different way of training the horse to do something, that may work on the horse your training. Basically this site can be useful to anyone.
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Pictured is my daughter Mirandah and Dollar