Trail riding with your horse is a wonderful oppor- tunity to relax and leave the world behind. Training your horse on trail is a great way to
help him enjoy the experience as well.
These training tips and exercises will
do wonders for your horse’s strength,
balance, and confidence so you both can
have the best possible ride.
1. Brain Check
Before you head out, take note of your
horse’s state of mind. Calmness is
essential for your horse to process and
retain information. If he’s fidgety, calling to his friends, or frozen in fear, help
him relax. Try taking him for a walk,
asking that he lower his head, or track
leisurely circles on a longeline or under
saddle. Choose whatever works best to
help your horse feel secure and have a
Improve your ride with these 7
easy steps to a balanced horse.
BY DALE RUDIN
PHOTOS BY SHOSHANA RUDSKI
Trail Horse Tune-up