Anne Gage

Articles by Anne Gage - 47 results

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Training

Training Your Horse to Pick Up His Feet

If your horse isn’t picking up his feet, the first thing to figure out is why. Reasons include lack of, or improper training, fear, pain or discomfort.

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Teach Your Horse to Lower His Head for the Bridle

If your horse won't stay still to be bridled, and physical pain has been ruled out, try positive reinforcement to teach him to lower his head and be still.

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Improve Your Sitting Trot

A bouncy, unstable sitting trot is not only uncomfortable, it’s also hard on both your and your horse’s joints, spine and back muscles.

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Train Your Horse to Back-off a Trailer Calmly

Find out why horses rush when they back off trailers, and how to retrain them to make trailer loading and unloading a more positive experience.

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Stop Your Horse From Snacking While Trail Riding

Does your horse constantly sneak bites of greenery along the trail while you’re riding? Get tips on how to put a stop to this bad habit.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching a Horse How to Jump

Trainer Anne Gage says teaching a horse to jump, especially if he is young or green, can be unpredictable. Here, she offers some advice on getting started.

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How to Cultivate Confidence After a Horseback Riding Accident

Being nervous to ride your horse sometimes is normal, but what can you do to get past it? Anne Gage offers advice on regaining your confidence.