COME TO ME
Once your horse is willing to back
away from you and stand at the end
of the rope, ask him to come to you.
Stand and face your horse and hold
the end of your long lead.
Round your shoulders and angle
your shoulders and your eyes away
from your horse. Put your hands
in front of you and use both index
fingers to beckon your horse to you.
Your horse doesn’t know this cue yet,
and he doesn’t know that it’s OK to
come towards you.
Allow the rope to move with your
hand movements—not pulling, but
moving with the waves of your hands.
He’ll feel a gentle movement on the
halter when the movement travels
through the lead. When your horse
approaches, rub him on the forehead
and praise him.
Keep in mind that usually we train
horses by asking them to move out
of our space. Asking a horse to come
into your space should be done with
Only practice this skill with a horse
that you have a respectful relationship with. Once your horse learns this
cue, he’ll do it easily. Horses want this
praise and love to be rubbed on.
Use your index
fingers to cue the
horse to come
to you. Use the
rope but don’t
pull on it, until
to walk for ward.