5 Simple Tricks to Build Trust With Your Horse


Trust is the key for successful relationships, the same lies in horse and owner cases. Horses are very choosy and take time to build new relationships. Therefore, every horse owner needs to spend quality time with the horse to save himself from serious injuries while riding. If you are a new rider and unaware of tips to make a good connection with animals, don’t worry.

Here, we have easy tricks that help you to ride with confidence and build a lasting bond with your animal. 

  1. Approach your horse correctly

The first and foremost important step when you are trying to build a bond with your animal is your approach. Therefore, it is always essential to make a positive and responsive approach with your horse. Most animals won’t like making direct eye contact, so you should avoid such contact.

You can try by approaching from the side and offering a hand for sniffing. If your horse is still not comfortable, try to bend your waist

  1. Spend time with your horse

Spending quality time with a horse is an effective technique that creates animal interest in its owners. So, other than grooming and riding, spare more time to spend with your horse. Try to learn about your horse’s personality, liking, and disliking by analyzing over a while. Even if your horse is roaming, try to sit nearby to make him comfortable.

  1. Talk to your horse

As the horse won’t be able to answer you in your tone, still try to talk to your horse. Animals understand the language of love and care. So, when you will be spending time while talking, they feel your presence and consider your reliable leader. Keep in mind, while walking speak softly and never be rude to win your horse’s trust.

  1. Train in increments

Horse training is essential to prepare him for the racing ground and general practice.

Do you know while practicing you can win horse trust? If you are wondering how you can start learning horse training basics from online resources like Horsemanship App or directly from trainers. It helps you to understand more about your horse and how to start training. Learning from expert coaching can make your training more interesting.   

  1. Reward successful training

Rewarding for every minor learning is a great initiative for your horse.

Therefore, never lose this opportunity. Motivate your animal with gestures while training, it boosts their confidence. Even after training, you can offer their favorite food such as apples, the carrot that helps to cheer up your horse mood. But, try to avoid vegetables that could cause gastric trouble.

One thing you should keep in mind is that if your horse doesn’t trust you, never offer food on hand. There could be chances for biting, feeding in a bucket could be more fruitful.

Bottom Line

Hope the above information helps you to win your horse trust as soon as possible.

Always remember the golden rule that does not make a hurry while building a bond. Take some time and try to get as much as information from horse riding experts. When you are walking on the right track, you will surely enjoy your horse riding with confidence.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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