Tammy Platt, PhD for Kentucky Horse Council

Courtesy Horse & Rider

Training Tips: Before the First Ride

There are a few fundamentals you can teach a horse, no matter what your training style, that will help make those first few rides go as smoothly as possible. These essentials include 1) how to stand tied up, 2) how to move away from pressure, 3) how to give to a bit or side-pull, and 4) overall basic ground manners (i.e. your space vs. their space). From Kentucky Horse Council