Category Archives: Brain-Based Horsemanship

The “Ain’t No Way” Catch 

We’ve considered teaching the catch to an easy young new horse like my three-year-old Dutch warmblood True and to a more difficult new horse. But what about Ole Miss, who...

The Harder Catch

In the last article, we talked about teaching a new horse to be caught. The strongest mental lesson is formed if we teach the horse to come to us, rather...

Teaching the Catch

Chasing a horse around while she plays bob-and-weave is fun for about 60 seconds. Then it’s frustrating. And it becomes dangerous when an ill or injured horse goes limp-loping away...

A New Baby

My new horse is here! He’s a three-year-old Dutch Warmblood, 1250 pounds of curiosity, muscle, and baby teeth. Within three days, he knew his new name and trotted across a...