Introducing Pressure to Your Horse: How to Set a Positive Tone for Your Training Path

In this video, Josh coaches Mentorship student Robyn Szybunka on how to best introduce a horse to the use of different forms of pressure, starting with being approached, being touched, being asked to move, and being haltered. Josh’s goal is to create a positive first experience for the horse that will shape all future learning. The approach seen here, however, can also be used to re-define pressure and build a better relationship with any horse, regardless of age or level of training.

This video is part of a full-length webinar about introducing the leg aid to the horse. That webinar and many more are archived for online students at JoshNichol.com.

Note: The palomino filly shown here had never been touched prior to being brought to this three day clinic.

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2 thoughts on “Introducing Pressure to Your Horse: How to Set a Positive Tone for Your Training Path”

  1. There truly is no one like Josh Nichol. I have used his Relational Horsemanship approach to create incredibly deep bonds with two sensitive, potentially very difficult horses. Now, when I watch other trainers, it usually just makes me sad. When I watch Josh, I am filled with joy for the horse. I wish all horse people could learn this approach!

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