How to Train Friesian Horses
Friesian Horse Training Guide
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Friesian horses have a history that goes back very far to the Middle Ages. They were originally bred to be light on their feet and to be able to cope with working. Nowadays, Friesian horses for sale are used for dressage and harness work. However, it doesn’t matter what your intended uses are, if you are considering a Friesian for sale, you must know how to train it properly.
• When training Friesian horses, you must be patient as they can often be a little but slower to learn than other breeds. However, that is not to say that they are lazy, in fact it’s quite the contrary.
• Whenever your Friesian horse does something right, remember to praise and stroke to show good behaviour. This is a very important step, as this breed relies heavily on their ability to please the owner. So if they don’t get any praise, they will doubt themselves.
• You should be focussed at all times in your training sessions and give consistent cues to your horse. Be very clear about your signals. If you mix them up even slightly, the horse will become confused.
• Use verbal commands to get your Friesian horse accustomed to what you are expecting. These can include “whoa”, “back”, “trot” and ”canter” for example. These commands are great for use when doing lunge line work.
• If you are thinking about Friesian horses for sale, you should bear in mind that this breed needs its fitness levels to be built up gradually.
• Cease your training sessions before the horse becomes puffed out. This breed does get tired fairly quickly in the training stages, but this will not be the case after a while.
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