Josh Nichol

Articles by Josh Nichol - 9 results

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Training for Trailer Loading

Training or re-training trailer loading in small steps.

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Horsemanship Basics with Josh Nichol

Solve common training issues using Josh Nichol’s style of horsemanship, based on forming a strong relationship and clear communication with your horse.

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What’s Your Horsemanship Training Style?

Josh Nichol looks at four different approaches to horsemanship and training, and explains how your view of equine behaviour influences which you choose.

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The Positive Use of Pressure

Trainer Josh Nichol says that using well-timed pressure in a non-threatening way can be a useful training tool to help your horse learn.

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Meaningful Round Pen Work

Josh Nichol shows us that the type of horse you are training will determine how to use the round pen in a meaningful way that will help them trust and learn

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Meaningful Round Pen Training – Part 2

In part two of his meaningful round pen work series, Josh Nichol explains how to direct your horse effectively, once you’ve gained his focus.

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Building Confidence in Your Horse

Try these two desensitizing exercises from trainer Josh Nichol to help your horse learn how to deal with unexpected with confidence.

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Self-Carriage: Grace Without Brace

In part one of his 2019 series, Josh Nicol explains what self-carriage means, how to achieve it and why when you do, it’s like floating on a cloud.

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Self-Carriage: Flexing the Poll is a Key to Good Balance

Part 3 of Josh Nichol’s series on achieving self-carriage looks at how flexion at the horse’s poll is the key to balance and softness.