Learn how to approach a horse the right way in this step-by-step tutorial.
Do you ever wonder why a horse is fine being approached by one person, but not with someone else? Many times when we are approaching, we have the intent on "catching" them to halter or ride.
As you can see from the picture, this cute guy is finishing up his breakfast. He isn't offering to approach me at all which is important.
Note: People normally walk straight up to horses, which for some of them can be unsettling. Try and walk in an arc instead of a straight line.
Here are some other tips to help you:
Mix it up and don't catch him at all. Sometimes and just offer a treat or scratch. Add some of that into your routine, be it some hand grazing or a good grooming session.
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