Hey everyone! Thank you for watching In this video, I will be working an 8 year old Arabian gelding. He was sent to me because he had extreme disrespect issues and would even walk over the top of people. The owners had used a stud chain on him. During his stay at the ranch, I made them ditch the big bit and stud chain and taught both him and the owners fundamental skills such as softening, ground manners, and trailer loading. He was a completley different horse when he went back, and I am so proud of his progress. I sadly did not get all of the training sessions on film, but I managed to capture this initial round penning session. He had no groundwork experience prior.

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Horses can be frightened by unexpected, unusual or loud noise, which can lead to them bolting; this film shows one method we use to teach them to cope happily with noise. Carriage driving horses often have to cope with rattling carriages, lots of traffic (due to lack of off-road driving routes or being used for commercial work etc) and the prospect of a commotion from harness or something breaking on the carriage. Teaching them to be confident with different noise can stop them kicking out or bolting in fear and this method helps to build their confidence with other things they may encounter, as shown in the film.

We aim to produce horses that are safe, confident and happy in any sphere of harness work, and we often have horses sent to us for retraining that have had an accident or been frightened by something. Therefore part of our training involves getting horses used to as much noise as possible, and