32 min

Help, my horse started laying down while riding Train Your Own Horse with Stacy Westfall

    • Wilderness

What would you do if your horse started to lie down while you were riding?
Here are some reasons a horse might try to lay down when riding:
Horse is interested in rolling in water, mud or sand. Horse is itchy from sweat or bugs. Horse is colicky. Horse has discovered that laying down is rewarded.
In this episode, I cover these and a few more possibilities and I share the cue that both discourages, redirects…and is the ‘end’ cue for horses that are trained to lie down on purpose. 

What would you do if your horse started to lie down while you were riding?
Here are some reasons a horse might try to lay down when riding:
Horse is interested in rolling in water, mud or sand. Horse is itchy from sweat or bugs. Horse is colicky. Horse has discovered that laying down is rewarded.
In this episode, I cover these and a few more possibilities and I share the cue that both discourages, redirects…and is the ‘end’ cue for horses that are trained to lie down on purpose. 

32 min