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Alpha Natural Horsemanship

‘Ask with lightness, encourage without forcing, correct with softness’

30 60 90 Days Training
Abuse NeglectRehab Part 1
Abuse NeglectRehab Part 2
Aids & Cues What are they
Are all horses trainable
Bad Behavior Chart
Behavior LearningPatterns
Body Language Understand
Behavior Retraining
Buying Training Older Hor
Buying a Horse Part 1
Buying a Horse Part 2
Buying a Horse Mismatched
Buying a Horse Selecting
CalmingTrg 1 sided horses
Communicating with Horses
Establishing Leadership
Exercises Warm Up
Flexion Lateral
Flexion Proper Training
Flexion Vertical
Foundation GroundTraining
Foundation Mounted
How Horses Learn
Liability Release
Motivating HorsesandMules
Natural Survival Instinct
OTTB Re Education
Overcoming riding fear
Saddle Fitting
Selecting A Trainer
Soft Inside Light Outside
Solving Problems & Issue
Spurs How to Use them
Teaching Strategy
TRAINING Ask Properly
Training Logical Cycles
TrainingGreenRarely Handl
Train Outside the Box
Training Principles/Learn
Training Process
Training Pyramid Natural
Turning and Neck Reining
Use a Dummy do not be one
Winter Training Workouts



Successfully training, re training or fixing a good horse that as developed bad habits can be a long yet rewarding experience.  By training a horse yourself or if you hire a professional you need to be involved in the training, you'll teach and learn how to do things the way you like them to be done while being accepted as the leader and building a strong partnership.  This article contains guidelines and the process to successfully train a horse:

  1. Understand the equine 10 natural survival instincts
  2. Understand basic horse behavior
  3. Learn how to read your horse’s body language and how it communicates
  4. Assess your equine
  5. Document your horse’s Temperament, Behavior & Learning Patterns and what your horse knows or does not  know, whether it is safe, how much work it needs and finally is the horse a fit for you!
  6. If  you decide to proceed based on the assessment begin on the ground establish a solid foundation see Training Plan Example by using a step by step progressive training plan [if you decide to proceed with the training]
  7. Have an implementation strategy using Training Logical Cycles
  8. Use scales of training are the building blocks my ground and mounted training system, sometimes referred to as the 'pyramid of training'. To train a horse correctly up the levels, it is important to establish the basics Scales starting with Relaxation during the Foundation of Ground Training before moving on to the Foundation of Mounted Training
  9. Connect ground work to Foundation Mounted Level 1 by using a step by step progressive training plan
  10. Be careful, respectful and most important be safe!


Hope you find this helpful but if you have any questions please contact me at your convenience!