Understanding Your Horse

Understanding Your Horse

Callie King explains how your horse thinks and what motivates his behavior. Learn to communicate clearly to create a happy and willing riding partner. You'll also discover how horses experience the world differently, the "Big Four" Influencers of your horses's behavior, how to teach & train your horse in a way he understands, and how to help your horse become light & responsive by using subtle cues.

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Understanding Your Horse
  • Why Horses Are Different

    In this episode, I am going to talk about why horses are different. This is important to understand because in order to work on getting a better relationship with your horse, you need to understand how your horse perceives the world and how he thinks when you are taking him through training exerc...

  • The Effect Of The Environment

    There are many factors in the environment that can have an impact on the behavior of your horse. It's important to be aware at all times so you can adjust your riding to fit the situations. In this episode, I am going to talk about the environment and the impact it has on your horse. With this in...

  • Is Leadership Important?

    In this episode, you will discover several common myths that people believe to be true about leadership. I will also talk about the natural, social interactions that horses have with each other, and why that helped to shape these common misconceptions.

  • Making Associations

    One of the first steps in training your horse is making associations. In this episode, I will be talking about associative learning and how this is one of the main ways a horse learns. To better understand this concept, I will be going over the four big influencers of your horse's behavior again.

  • Dealing With The World

    When horses get bothered or anxious, they have a tendency to spook and react. These reactions can either leave us feeling terrified to get back on our horse or make riding quite difficult. In this episode I am going to talk about dealing with the world using non-associative learning, and understa...

  • Using Cues

    Understanding cues and what they are will help you to get a better understanding of how you interact with your horse. In this episode, I am going to talk about using cues and what triggers a horse's behavior.

  • Becoming Conscious

    In this episode, I am going to give you a few pointers to help you take everything you've learned from the previous episodes to work on getting a better relationship with your horse. Of all these pointers, the main one you will be learning about is becoming conscious. You would be amazed at how b...