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LTR Training Tip #42: Leading Purposefully at the Walk and Trot

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Leading with purpose will keep your equine’s responses attentive, prompt and smooth.

 

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LTR Training Tip #41: Turn on the Forehand

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Meredith demonstrates how to teach your equine to execute a turn-on-the-forehand on the lead line.

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LTR Training Tip #40: Turn on the Haunches

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The turn on the haunches can be a complicated move for your equine. Learn how to approach the move in this Training Tip.

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LTR Training Tip #39: Showmanship Patterns

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If you are going to attend a show, it is advisable to get a copy of the rulebook that is designated by the show committee, so you know what to expect for each class you enter.

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LTR Training Tip #38: Showmanship is Not Just for Show

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One of the most difficult things your equine will ever learn is to stand perfectly still while the show judge inspects him.

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LTR Training Tip #37: Showmanship Judging

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One of the most difficult things your equine will ever learn is to stand perfectly still while the show judge inspects him.

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LTR Training Tip #124: Practical & Therapeutic Grooming

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Grooming is an important facet of your equine’s management. How you take care of his hair coat will greatly affect his health. How often you groom and what tools you use can positively affect your equine’s behavior and comfort.

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LTR Training Tip #36: Using the Elbow Pull During Leading Training

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The elbow pull will stop your equine from raising his head to the point where he hollows his neck and back, and will keep him in reasonably correct posture.

 

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LTR Training Tip #34: Keep Lessons Short and Easy

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Training sessions that are too repetitious and last too long will only fatigue and frustrate your equine, resulting in unwanted resistance. Keep lessons short and easy for the best training results.

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LTR Training Tip #31: Proprioception

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Equines are not born with an awareness of their own bodies, or proprioception, so they must be taught how to orient themselves.

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LTR Training Tip #28: How to Square Up

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There are many advantages to having an equine that can square up at the halt, because that means he is putting equal weight over all four feet for ideal balance and good posture.

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LTR Training Tip #27: The Face Tie

Learn how to properly use the “face tie” restraint for your mule or donkey. This is a humane alternative to twitches, stocks and hobbles. This tie should NEVER be used with horses.

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LTR Training Tip #26: The Quick Twist

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If you need some extra leverage with your equine during initial leading training, try using the “Quick Twist.” Meredith explains how to set it up, and when to use it in this Training Tip.

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