Sunday, October 6, 2013
Teach your horse five tricks
4:57 pm gmt
We often get asked by readers how to teach a horse tricks. Our October video of the month shows how to get your horse to
smile, walk backwards, follow, count and grab something. The horse trainer uses positive reinforcement by feeding her horse
treats such as carrots or pieces of apple.
Feeding a horse or pony treats is always a controversial subject as
some people believe that it encourages them to bite. I have found that it depends on the horse. Some are more prone to biting
than others and I would advise caution with a young horse or pony. If a horse respects you, it will not bite.
owners are able to teach horses tricks without using food as a reward, just by praising them.
Watch the video here.
If you have any videos of your own horse doing tricks, we would love to see them. Send a link in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.