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The Fundamentals of Horse Training for Expert Performance
Tools and Tack for Horse Riding - Horse Training Videos, DVDs, & Expert Interviews | EasyHorseTraining.com
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Do you know the right tools and tack for riding your horse?

This course module is going to show you everything you need to know about the right equipment to train your horse.

Tool familiarity is crucial for superior horsemanship practice. Every horseperson uses tools to communicate with their equines Adjusting yourself and your response to fit the situation is all part of the individual’s imagination. Remember that the most important tool for you to master is yourself.

There are really no strict rules to what tools to use and how they should be used. The more simple, the better. However, some tack is better than others and will help you communicate more effectively. This course module will help you understand tack and why its important.

It’s important to know the basics and the underlying principles of each process. As always, a positive attitude is key to success in working with your equine. The right attitude combined with knowledge, correct tools, and techniques is the “stuff” of an effective horseperson.

There are two general classifications of horsemanship tack: natural tools and the artificial ones.

Natural horse training tools and tack include your ‘heart’, hands, arms, seat, your voice. All these tools were given us to be the best natural horseperson that we can possibly be. It has been said that you know a true horseman by the tools he uses and the tools he doesn’t.

Artificial horse training tools and tack are found to be necessary and useful by many horsepersons. In this course module, we are going to focus on western tack. So, without further ado, here are some tools to consider:

  • Curry Comb – a brush used on the horse’s body. Don’t use this brush on the horse’s face, legs, other bony areas, and spaces where it can hurt the animal since the curry comb’s surface is hard. It is best for removing dirt and debris on the horse’s body.
  • Mane Brush – used in brushing the horse’s mane and tail.
  • Soft Brush – best used when the horse’s body is fairly clean. Removes dust and loose hair.
  • Hoof Pick – every horseperson should be very familiar with this tool. An important tool for hoof care.
  • Halter – a rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading.
  • Headstall – any device used to control a horse’s head using different pressure points. (e.g. bosel, halter, and bridle).
  • Lounge Line – a long soft and flexible line used to clip onto the horse for groundwork and training.
  • Saddle – A leather seat for a rider, secured on an animal’s back by a girth.
  • Saddle Blanket – a soft blanket or a set of blankets used underneath a saddle for protection and comfort of the horse

A round pen is a training area which can also be considered as one of the tools and it is critical for horsemaanship success. It is designed for safety for you and your horse. It makes the horse engage in you effectively and there are no corners for your horse to get caught up in. It will be also easy for the trainer to get out if a situation requires him or her to do so. Ideally, you would want your round pen to be bigger for more movement and freedom but not too large that you sacrifice horse and trainer engagement.

The tack mentioned are all discussed in depth in this training module. You’ll be a master at knowing how to use each of these items and how you can communicate with your horse using all of this tools and tack.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man

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Leave A Reply (7 comments so far)

  1. Roy Binks

    I Work and Train Shires, Clydesdales and Gypsyvanners, for a man who’s only interest is taking them
    out in pairs on the roads to town and back , three days a week. My job that I have been doing for twelve years Training, Grooming, and Feeding Forteen horses in my care.

    • admin

      Awesome Roy! :)

  2. Victoria A

    I am a real newbee. I would like to see a video on the care, feeding, vet visits etc. video. For example, what do you feed, how much, when do you use grain etc. Also what are the most suitable barns for two horses. I am looking at barns that store the hay and tack on one side and have stalls on the other. I also like the ones that have a place to groom the horse in the middle of the barn. We have five acres of grass hay and alphalfa in Gardnerville Nevada. No horses yet which is why I am taking this training. I am also interested in your opinion on rescue horses and mustangs. A couple new videos??

    • JohnBeede

      There are videos on proper equine nutrition and care available in the course. It all depends on the type of horses you have and how they are used.

      Barns are your personal preference! Do what you like in this department, just so long as it’s safe for your horses. :)

      Rescue horses and mustangs can be delightful animals. Some of my most wonderful creatures have been rescue or mustangs. However, there does come a point when a horse is too damaged to be rideable, at which point it would make a wonderful companion animal.


  3. Kelsey R

    Over the last three weeks i have had more success then before!!!:)
    it is more fun and easy !!:)
    I have been around Horses sins i was a baby :) but my horses are more respective of me:) and that is good because two of my horses are Percheron cross Haflinger :) and my thread won Percheron cross with a Fjord :) and the last won is a Andalusian cross Welsh Pony :) LOL !!!!and i trained them from baby’s. my dad and i take people on horse trips in to the mountains :) so we have to work with the horses to make shower they are not going to do any thing bad :) it is won of the most beautiful pleases around :) i love it in the Mountains it’s home to me and horses make it even better :) so I’m glade i found this easy horse training …… :)

    • JohnBeede

      You’re wonderful! Thanks for your feedback. SO glad we can help.

      Happy Trails,


  4. Jennifer B

    what would you do if you didn’t have a round pen to work in??