Category Archives: Q&A

Questions from members

Scared of Ropes

The question: Hey Kate, Quick question for you regarding my stock horse that is afraid of ropes (had a bad start in life prior to ending up at the sales as a young one and then someone did way too much ‘natural horsemanship’/rope work with him). Once caught, he’s fine and you can throw the rope all…

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Picking Up Feet

Teaching your young horse to pick up his feet safely, quietly and confidently. This was a recent question I received: “I have a brumby that doesn’t like picking his hind feet up for trimming and has been hurt in the past from a farrier and is now very evasive and just keeps turning in circles…

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Avoiding Problems When Using the Round Pen

The Round Pen – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Some years ago I made a video about how to use the round pen as a training tool. This is now used as a teaching resource at Charles Sturt University in their Equine Science course. Yesterday I received an email from one of the…

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