History: Modern Horse Training – Pt. 3 “Teaching to Lead”

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Modern Horse Training – Pt. 3
By Jack Sproule, Calgary, Alta.

‘You are now in a very good position to advance to where your horse will show a slight sign of friendship. As you leave the lead rope slack, gradually work your hand up over the crown of his head and rub behind each ear where the halter has been. He will be too nervous to enjoy this the first time but after repeating a few times he will show his appreciation. Never say “Whoa” at any time in this part of his training. The only words of command in teaching to lead should be “come here” or the equivalent.’

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