Find me a horse that doesn’t stand, and I’ll find you a person who has never taught a horse to stand! Getting a horse to stand still seems to be something of a mystery to many people. The truth is, it really isn’t all that hard! It just takes a little time, patience, and a methodical approach.
This is the first in a series of lesson plans for teaching your horse how to stand reliably, wherever, and whenever you choose. This is where I start with every horse that I’m teaching how to stand, no matter the horse’s experience level. This is a straightforward, easy to follow lesson plan. All you need is a halter, lead rope, and your horse.
Just about every good idea in the world has an origin story. This is the origin story of how I came upon the system that I use to teach horses how to stand today. It started with someone dropping off two ponies that were rotten to the point of being feral. Well, no one ever drops off perfect ponies for a horse trainer! (btw, that’s a picture of really good ponies. None of those ponies had anything to do with this, but they’ve all benefited from it!)
Here’s a short little blog post about many of the reasons people have a hard time teaching their horse to stand. It gives you some good things to think about as you approach the project with the lesson plan in hand!
I’ll be putting more stuff on the subject on this page soon. Check back next time you’re online!