Training horses using area
What I would like to talk to you about today is how to use an area to develop a willing attitude in a horse. The reason that you need to think about an area is that horses are very territorial. Also, if they have experienced a predator in a certain area, when they return there they are insecure. How we can use this to work for us is that we can take our horse to the arena where we are going to be doing the training and we can get him to the fall in love with the area by feeding him his favorite food there and then taking him home again. So when he comes back to the arena, the horse says, “Boy, I just love being in this arena” and that’s how I use territory in relationship to training a horse.