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  • The Challenges of Training Sensitive Horses

    The Challenges of Training Sensitive Horses

    By Michael Gascon

    Training sensitive horses can be a rewarding challenge that requires a unique approach. By leveraging their natural responsiveness and energy, we can turn potential difficulties into advantages. Establishing clear leadership...

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  • Dealing With Anxious Horses

    Dealing With Anxious Horses

    By Michael Gascon

    When dealing with anxious horses, it's crucial to redirect their attention to you by being more energetic and engaging. Instead of toning yourself down, you need to be over the...

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  • Become A Confident Rider

    Become A Confident Rider

    By Michael Gascon

    To become a confident rider, start by ensuring your seat is secure and balanced, as confidence begins in your keister. Control the horse's head by flexing it left and right...

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  • Backing Out Of A Trailer Versus Walking Out

    Backing Out Of A Trailer Versus Walking Out

    By Michael Gascon

    In this blog post, the author discusses the safest and most effective way to unload a horse from a trailer, advocating for backing out rather than stepping out forwards. They...

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  • Mastering Your Seat: A Guide to Confidence in Riding

    Mastering Your Seat: A Guide to Confidence in Riding

    By Michael Gascon

    This blog post is a comprehensive guide to mastering your seat in horse riding, emphasizing that confidence begins with proper posture. It explains how a solid seat foundation is crucial...

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  • Dragging A Barrel While Riding

    Dragging A Barrel While Riding

    By Michael Gascon

    In today's blog post, we explore teaching a young colt named Benjamin to navigate obstacles and face his fears. We focus on the importance of choosing the right equipment and...

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  • Training Your Horse At A New Facility

    Training Your Horse At A New Facility

    By Michael Gascon

    In today's blog, Michael Gascon, the Horse Guru, addresses the common challenge of training a horse at a new facility. Using Whit, a spooky Rocky Mountain gelding, Michael demonstrates techniques...

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  • How To Use A Paso Fino Specific Bit

    How To Use A Paso Fino Specific Bit

    By Michael Gascon

    In this blog, we delve into the unique aspects of training Paso Fino horses, focusing on the use of Paso-specific bits and the dual rein technique. We explore the evolution...

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  • Creating High Expectations For Your Horse's Behavior

    Creating High Expectations For Your Horse's Behavior

    By Michael Gascon

    In today's blog post, we explored the critical role of high expectations in achieving consistency in horsemanship. By maintaining high standards in groundwork, riders build a strong foundation of trust...

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  • Intro To Using Spurs

    Intro To Using Spurs

    By Michael Gascon

    In his blog post, Michael Gascon, known as The Horse Guru, discusses the responsible and effective use of spurs in horsemanship. He emphasizes that spurs should never be used to...

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  • Walking On A Mattress With A Green Horse

    Walking On A Mattress With A Green Horse

    By Michael Gascon

    Join me and Benjamin, my spirited three-year-old quarter horse, as we tackle a challenging obstacle course together. Our most daunting challenge? A worn-out mattress that tests trust and communication. By...

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  • Can Bag Game For Horses

    Can Bag Game For Horses

    By Michael Gascon

    In the world of horse training, desensitization through simple tools like the can bag proves invaluable. This tool not only calms horses in unexpected situations crucial for equestrian endeavors but...

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