Category Archives: Build a Better Relationship With Your Horse Series

Greeting Your Horse, Lesson 4, Epilogue: 3 Minute Horsemanship

You Had Me at “Hello” … It Works!   Big difference, wouldn’t you say from the first time? All the horses now prefer this and seek it out…  Lesson 4: Greeting Your Horse: Epilogue After more repetitions of the new greeting method, I thought I’d share a few of my insights. I have continued with other […]

Greeting Your Horse: Lesson 4, Day 2 from 3 Minute Horsemanship

Greeting your horse this way really does make a difference! Find out more…. 4th Lesson: Greeting Your Horse from 3 Minute Horsemanship, Day 2  Maggie: As featured in the photo, This kind, thoughtful mare puts more try into understanding this new greeting. She begins by connecting with my hand, and stays there just for a bit. […]

Greeting Your Horse: Lesson 4, Day 1 from 3 Minute Horsemanship

Saying "hello" to your horse

“Hello, Goodbye” …. What’s Your Horse Saying?“Hello, Goodbye”…. remember that Beatles song? That’s what Scottie seems to be saying… For your viewing (and listening) pleasure here is a link so you can listen to the song, while you are reading about greeting your horse! Besides… their attire is worth the look! 4th Lesson: Greeting Your […]

Greeting Your Horse: Beginning Lesson 4 from 3 Minute Horsemanship

Is How You Greet Your Horse as POWERFUL and IMPORTANT as declared? Vanessa Bee’s 4th Lesson in 3 Minute Horsemanship recommends greeting your horse by offering your hand to your horse’s forehead area, “just like horses introduce themselves to each other nose to nose, ensuring they have permission to reach into their personal space.” When offering […]

Being Still: Lesson 1, Day 4, 3 Minute Horsemanship

Day 4: I went to Veneta, Oregon to play around on an outdoor trail course to try out some more 3 Minute Horsemanship.  There were plenty of different obstacles that Lexi and I hadn’t tried before.  She came out of the trailer relaxed, and we successfully accomplished all the obstacles that we attempted… until we […]

Being Still: Lesson 1, Day 3, 3 Minute Horsemanship

Day 3: How will “Being Still” in 3 Minute Horsemanship with Lexi work in another situation?  This time I decided to change it up.  I tacked her up (with a “Softride Treeless” saddle, made in Oregon).  I led her to the mounting box, but instead of mounting up, I sat down on the box.  That […]

Being Still Lesson 1 Day 2: 3 Minute Horsemanship

Day 2: I hoped I could get that same “connected” feeling that we ended up with on Day 1 in our 3 Minute Horsemanship lessons.  I lead her into my outdoor arena, took off her halter, and then went over to sit down on the mounting block.  She didn’t really follow me with a “connected” […]

Being Still Lesson 1, Day 1: 3 Minute Horsemanship

I recently found a great book, 3 Minute Horsemanship by Vanessa Bee.  I’ve begun using her lessons to develop a better relationship with my horse.  Here is our story.  LESSON 1: Being Still Around A Horse  Day 1: I had insecurities before we even began.  What would I do?  What would Lexi do?  Would we […]

3 Minute Horsemanship: Building a Better Relationship With Your Horse – Series

Facebook Newbie Okay, here goes–two confessions– Even though I’ve owned horses since 1959, and have participated and audited a variety of horse discipline clinics, I still seek to improve my relationship and connection with the mare I bred and raised; and I’m a Facebook Flunky.  As many of you know, I’m developmentally delayed in this […]