An Issue of Trust: Teaching a Horse to Lay Down


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An Issue of Trust: Teaching Your Horse to Lay Down

Horses by nature are a fright and flight animal. Watch a herd of horses and you will notice that there is one horse always responsible for the frightening situations. When he lifts his head to check a new noise the others will lift an ear. If he takes off, the rest of the herd will follow. When resting you will always see a few horses left standing, while some lay down. The ones left standing are again responsible for the herd. When a horse lays down on cue he is trusting us to protect him from danger and life threatening situations. He is trusting you with his life. This has an amazing impact on your relationship with your horse. If we could learn from them as much as they learn from us and lay our life down for our Master, we could change our lifes forever.

Ken teaches simple and practical steps, building a solid foundation for this exercise. You will watch him teach a horse that has never previously laid down. As he takes you through each step you will learn to practice each lesson until your horse responds smoothly and quietly. Beau, Ken’s paint horse stallion, is used to teach you the advanced cues for teaching your horse to lay down from the saddle. Ken shares exactly what you need to know when riding your horse from the ground up.

Your relationship with your horse will never be the same. It could change your life!