Horsemanship - Building a True Partnership with Your Horse -

Horsemanship - Building a True Partnership with Your Horse -

A partnership with your horse is built through exercises that don’t cause pain or fear in your horse but by working as a team and is much like teaching children on a 1st grade level. Wherever and whenever I am working with my horse, I am the teacher, the horse is the student and the arena/round-pen/trail is the classroom. I have to take the lesson I am teaching to my partner and break it down into small steps that my partner can understand. Just like in school, the teacher will take a history book over the course of a school year and break it down into months, months into days, days into hours and hours into minutes. This allows her or his students to understand the lesson plan as it is being taught. In these video’s Mike will teach you how to break down every lesson into steps that you and your partner will easily understand building a partnership between you and your horse like never before.

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Mike Hughes’s horse training techniques are not responsible for any injuries or death to horse owners, other people, or horses. Horses are very large animals and can be very dangerous. The horse training techniques used in these videos are done by a professional trainer. When performing any of these horse training techniques you are doing so at your own risk. If you feel unsafe performing any of these horse training techniques please consult a professional horse trainer.

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Horsemanship - Building a True Partnership with Your Horse -
  • Restarting the Older Horse

    Sometimes for one reason or another horses go years with out anyone riding them. When this happens they need to be restarted on the ground and under saddle. In this video I will go over step by step on how to restart the older horse

  • Your Horse Overcoming Their Fears

    You can't teach your horse never to be afraid again but you can teach them how to control their fears. In this video I will go over things you can do to teach your horse to control them selves when they become scared

  • Speed Control

    If you have a horse that goes to fast or you wish you could just slow down then this is the exercises for you and your horse to perform and teach you horse how to slow his speed down

  • The Perfect Start For The Unbroke Horse

    In this video I will go step by step on how to start the unbroken horse to where you and your horse will understand each step and proceed on to the next step.

  • Trail Safety Part 1, How to use your horse as a weapon in self defense

    In this video of trail safety we start teaching you how to use your horse as a weapon in self defense by using the horses hips, You will start by doing the ground exercises and then we continue on these video's we will move it to under saddle

  • Teaching your horse to think before they react

    In this video I will go over advanced spook training which will teach you how to train your horse to think before they react. When your react over spooking situations they can buck, bolt, runaway, rear etc. If your horse thinks before they react then you the chance to control the situation

  • Trail Safety, How to use your horse as a weapon in self defense

    Today there are so many ladies that like to go trail riding alone, In this video we are going to go through what do you do and how you cue your horse if some creep try's to approach you in a bad manner

  • Is Your Horse Ready For A Begginer or Child Rider

    This video is what your horse would need to know before putting a beginner or child on your horse.

  • Blow Drying Your Horse

    In this video I will go over how you can blow dry your horse with in about 20 minutes. Give a try

  • Desensitizing Your Horses Part 1

    In this video I will go over on how to start desensitizing your horse on his sides and thing that come up behind him. I am also going to show you problems that you can run into doing this exercise and how to correct them.

  • The Best Way To Mount Your Horse Using A Mounting Block

    In this video I will show you the best way to mount your horse using a mounting block. This is a great exercise for horses to learn and if your out on the trail you will be able to mount for a rock, log, etc. making it easy to get on your horse

  • Teaching horses to come when called and line up

    This is video I did to teach this mare to come when called and line up on my right hand side. After you get done with all the pre steps it takes to start teaching this exercise then this part is easy and is a win-win exercise for you and your horse.

  • Making mistakes, Mounting, Dismounting, and under saddle

  • Teaching Your Horse To Accept The Water and Water Hose

    This is a really good video on teaching your horse how to accept the water and water hose. It is a easy step by step simple method on getting the scared or nervous horse use to water

  • Teaching your horse how to lunge

  • Firing a gun off your horse safely

    In this video I will teach you how to fire a gun safely off of your horse. This exercise is great for mounted police offers, hunting, or if you just want to carry a gun for protection while you are out on the trails or up in the mountains

  • Teaching Horses To Put Their Halters On (Ground Exercise)

    This is a very simple and easy exercise to teach any horse to do. It is very helpful when it comes to horses that are hard to halter or throw there heads in the air while you are trying to halter them

  • How to saddle your horse with a western saddle

    In this video I will show you the proper way to put on a western saddle. The same would go with a English saddle if you had a breast collar on it.

  • How to pony your horse (Saddle Exercise)

    In this video I am going to teach how to pony your horse. There are many different uses for this lesson like giving other riding lessons, search and rescue, and if you only have an hour and you want to work both of your horses. If you have two horses give this lesson a try and I am sure you will ...

  • Recongnizing The Slightest Try From Your Horse

    Recognizing the slightest try is (Part 2) to Pressure, Timing, and Release. It is so important that we recognize when our horses are trying to do the things we ask and teach them. In this video we will go over Pressure, Timing and Release along with recognizing the slightest try from your horse.

  • The Best Way To Mount Your Horse Using A Mounting Block (Tip)

    Teaching your horse to mount like this using a mounting block is the best way to teach a horse to mount, for example if you are out on the trails you can use this method using a rock, horse trailer, a log, and much more. Be sure to check back for a full video on how to teach this exercise

  • Ground Tying Your Horse (Ground Exercises)

    Ground Tying
    a. Ground tying is when you can place you horse in a spot and He does not move off that spot with out being tied. However the horse can look around, rest a hind leg, shift weight, etc. In this video I will teach you how to train your horse how to ground tie with step by step easy to...

  • Back to the Basics (Part 1, Ground and Saddle Exercises)

    Back to the Basics (Part 1)
    a. Exercises that will improve your horses willingness/partnership, performance, and keep his mind sharp through these exercises
    b. Principles, Stallion Behavior, Hard to catch horses, Advanced leading, Bridling, Bit-work, Blanketing, Saddling, Mounting and Dismount...

  • Back to the Basics (Part 2, Ground Exercises)

    . Back to the Basics (Part 2)
    a. Part 2 will continue to improve your horses partnership, performance and keep your horses mind sharp
    b. Round Penning, Teaching your horse how to face you, Getting your horses attention, Hard to catch horses, Respect, Obedience