This month Horse Rookie published another article that I’ve written for them. It’s a shaping plan to train your horse to respond to his name so that you can get him out of the pasture effortlessly.
Why teach it
The better question might be, why not teach it?! It’s fun to have a horse that responds to his name, but it’s also useful.
Instead of trudging out to the back of the pasture, simply call your horse’s name and watch him come running.
If your horse ever escapes from his enclosure, whether at home or away, he will come to you when you call his name.
Icing on the cake? People will be quite impressed when your horse responds to his name!
Click the picture below to read the whole article on Horse Rookie.
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Sandra Poppema, B.Sc.
I help horse owners get the results in training they really, really want with joy and easy for both horse and human. I always aim for win-win!
Related article: How to get your horse out of the pasture. Effortlessly! (with video)