How To: Wash a male horse's sheath

This video shows how to wash a horse's sheath. The instructor notes that you do not want to wash the horse's sheath to often because certain good bacteria needs to exist in the horse's sheath. It is noted that you can use soap but his method of choice is to just use water to clean the sheath. This sort of sheath cleaning is only necessary with tame horses and must be done very carefully. The instructor notes that you can just let water run into the sheath and just let it remove any dirt. It i...

How To: Teach your horse how to pick up a hat

In this video you learn how to teach your horse how to pick up your hat. The host says that horses are mouthy and they tend to pick things up such as an empty food bucket, they'll pick up paper, they'll pick up things that are curious. He says that horses are fairly easy to teach this. He says that his horse used to pick up his grain bucket when it was empty. He says that when his horse would pick it up he would say hat and give the horse a treat, and after a while the horse would use this co...

How To: Sack out a horse so you can walk under and around it

In this video we are about to see how to sack out a horse so you can walk under and around it. First of all many people fear that a horse kicks for no reason if we go behind it or under it. Well everything happens for a reason. It must not be scared by us and hence if we don't do it then we are fine with the horse. Make the horse know that you are around it. Touch the legs and body of the horse to make it aware of it. So if you want to get back to the other side just place yourself on one sid...

How To: Identify a mustang horse

This video is a tutorial on how to identify a mustang horse breed. The instructor begins by saying that it is not easy to identify a mustang horse because of the cross breeding characteristics of mustangs. The mustang shown in the video is larger then an average mustang. The instructor shows the mustangs white brand and all the different meanings along with age tagged along with the horse. The mustang is known for having feet that are larger then most other horse species. The most important s...

How To: Fit a horse shoe properly with Matt Bigwood

Matt Bigwood shows how to shoe a horse for proper fit. He concentrates on the trot to check for fit. His gait should be balanced and with no interferences on the horse from a shoe. The shoefitting is incredibly important for the horse's health. The imprint foot kit prepares the shoe. He uses an antibacterial to clean the foot, glue the shoe and then cool the shoe.

How To: Cure a buddy sour horse with separation anxiety

Horses penned together can easily become dependent, or buddy sour, and suffer from separation anxiety while being ridden individually or involved unaffiliated activities. Instead of letting the horses work themselves up into anxiety which may cause them to hurt themselves, get sick, or generally injure their health, cure the horses of their co-dependency. Learn how to cure a buddy sour horse by watching this video tutorial from expert horse trainer, John Lyons. Cure a buddy sour horse with se...

How To: Perform an equine massage

Equine massage is a great way to bond with your horse and alleviate pain or soreness. Learn how to do equine massage with tips from a certified equine sports massage practitioner in this free horse massage video series.

How To: Keep a horse from head tossing

Head tossing can be dangerous for the horse rider, and is sign of discomfort for the horse. Watch John Lyons' video tutorial to learn his tried and tested method for reforming a head tosser. These simple tips will make training a horse to stop tossing its head around easy and clear. Keep a horse from head tossing.

How To: Train a horse not to kick you

Horses don't kick their owners and handlers unless they think it is okay, or unless they think there won't be any repercussions for their actions. The gentleman in this video shows you that being gentle with your horse can go a long way!

How To: Plait a horse's mane

Learn how to expertly plait your horse's mane, using both methods of plaiting: plaiting with bands and plaiting with cotton. You will need a horse with a pulled mane. Begin by brushing and dividing the mane. For showing purposes, there should be an odd number of plaits in the mane and an even number for the forelock. Also, learn how to remove the plaits without breaking the hairs. Always know where your needle and plaiting bands are at all times. And never leave the plaits in for a long time....

How To: Sack out and desensitize a horse

In this video tutorial from thinklikeahorse you will learn how to Sack out and desensitize a horse. It is about removing fear from the horse and not creating fear. By this the horse learns not to react instinctively to its fear. This also enables you to read your horse. You first got to look for things that create different kinds of noises that you can use to sack out your horse. The video demonstrates various kinds of tools made out of waste cloth, plastic bags tied to sticks, rope, whip etc...

How To: Mount a Horse

The first lesson you'll need to learn if you want to ride a horse is how to get on it. Attention amateur equestrians-you've got to know how to mount that horse if you want to learn how to ride. Whether you want to be a cowboy, cowgirl, or an English rider, this video riding lesson will teach you how to get back in the saddle.

How To: Clip a horse

Electric trimmers are useful for clipping down a horse's coat. Trimming will help keep the horse's bridle path clean. Watch this video animal care tutorial and learn how to groom a horse by clipping the coat. Clip a horse.

How To: Massage a horse

Equine massage requires touching, palpitating and rubbing sore muscles on a horse. Learn more about equine massage with tips from a certified equine sports massage practitioner in this free horse care video.

How To: Stretch a horse

Stretching your horse will help compliment other body work and exercise you are doing with the animal. Learn more about the benefits of stretching your horse with tips from a certified equine sports massage practitioner in this free horse care video.

How To: Lead a horse without a lead rope

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to lead a horse without a lead rope. In order to get a horse to lead, it must like to be around you. It's always good to have the horse in your space. Don't push it away. Teach the horse to follow by leading it with a rope and tell him to "come". Lead the horse with a nice loose grip. Do not yank and pull the horse. That will have a negative effect on the horse and it will not want to be around you. This video will benefit those viewers who have a hor...

How To: Groom a horse's mane and tail

A horse's main and tail can get filled with knots. This how-to video shows how to care for their hair. You will learn how to comb and trim a horse's mane and tail according to the breed and purpose. Watch this video pet grooming tutorial and learn how to care for a horse's mane and tail. Groom a horse's mane and tail.

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