NATURAL HORSE - Natural Horsemanship Equipment and Equine Relationship Training
HORSE PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Firstly I think it's very important to be aware that any "horse problem" needs to be viewed as nothing more than our highly intelligent equines way of trying to communicate with his handler or rider that there is an issue which he is not happy with.........

Whether that is a tack issue, a pain problem due to perhaps a bad fitting saddle or a sore back etc..., or a behavioural trait -your horse is simply trying to tell you something is wrong from his/her's point of view...... 

And if you don't listen to him, IT WILL GET WORSE  and then perhaps it may even go on to develop into a habit for your horse-for example like head flicking, pulling back when tied, bucking into the canter, walking off when being mounted, pawing, getting his tongue over the bit, reefing on the reins and the ever increasing list of other horse problems found throughout the equestrian world!

Your horse will carry on telling you about his issue/s until you make it better for him........ or force him to be quiet as so sadly is the case such as tying his mouth shut with the flash strap part of the bridle for perhaps a bit issue, or using an anti rearing bit.....instead of finding out why he's rearing or what the problem is with the bit, or offering him gentle leadership and retraining etc...

Intimidation or force will not address any issue your horse has, and in the rare event it does it won't last-as we are basically telling the horse to SHUT UP, and he will resent you for this which is very sad and not the partnership with our equines that we want to promote.

Thankfully 99.9% of these "problems" can be fixed by improving the relationship with the horse including his paddock management and him being with other horses etc...., apart from the obvious physical issues like bad fitting saddles and medical reasons, which should be eliminated prior to trying to correct behaviour.  

More to come shortly.....