Monthly Archives: January 2009

Dealing with tension

Tension in horses can lead to all kinds of problems and hinder the horse’s ability to learn. Some horses are so tense and stiff that they are incapable of many of the maneuvers we ask of them. This can lead to frustration and anxiety that just lead to more tension.

Tension can come in many forms, physical stiffness throughout the body, choppy reactive movement and explosive behavior. Continue reading