Horse Training Articles

Building Confidence In Your Horse

May 31, 2020
Lynn Kohr

Building confidence in our horse is putting security into your program. Horses are all individuals and each have varying tolerance to change. Change for our horses causes them hardship. Change disrupts their daily routines and patterns. A disruption can be as slight as changing pastures, adjusting their bit, or adding a buddy to the trailer. […]


How To Ride With Kids

May 13, 2020
Jolyn Young

I agonized over how to ride my horse when my first baby was born. Finding the time to catch, saddle, and ride a horse with a baby (or toddler) in tow proved to be one of the most difficult aspects of ranch motherhood for me. I loved to ride and wanted to continue that aspect […]


The Dun and the Grey

May 11, 2020
Mykal Kirkpatrick

Who could have ever predicted that we would see the impacts of COVID-19 in our lifetime?  It has affected our social lives, financial security, food securities, educational systems, and our family life.  For my family and many other ranching families, we choose to try to find the blessings from within.  In particular, both of our kids are home from […]


4 Common Training Tools

May 5, 2020
Lynn Kohr

There are several training tools available.  Here is a list of four common training tools we have on hand and use on occasion. I’ll cover tie downs, german martingales, running martingales, and draw reins. Tie Downs: Soft leather, rope and double rope tie downs are common in the roping arena and several different tie downs are […]


Kohr Quarter Horses’ Favorite Bits

April 28, 2020
Lynn Kohr

Halters to Bits. From the ground up we teach our colts to be soft and give to nose pressure with a halter first before we introduce a snaffle. As our colts accept all of our softening ideas with a halter we add the snaffle. We will put a broken in three-piece snaffle on them for […]


Teaching Patience, Trust, and Tolerance

April 22, 2020
Lynn Kohr

How do horses show their thresholds to humans’ pressure? Their reactions may show up as: bucking, rearing, freezing their feet, running away, shaking heads, being restless, mouthing lead ropes or bits, pawing or all combinations of these. What do we do to combat these behaviors? We teach patience, trust, and tolerance. How do I teach […]


Tricks for Getting a Horse Shod and Handling Feet

April 20, 2020
Mykal Kirkpatrick

In a perfect world, when people are doing their groundwork with a colt, they have gone through the steps to prepare him to have his feet picked up, handled, and eventually shod.  Unfortunately, the horse world is far from perfect, and many times a horse has not been prepared properly, or may just be twitchy […]


Continuous Motion Triangle Drill

April 16, 2020
Lynn Kohr

I learned this triangle barrel drill from a fellow barrel horse trainer and good friend, Cody Hyde, from Blackfoot, ID. As he introduced this drill his words have proven very true. This drill works for green horses all the way to finished horses.  For me, the power of this triangle barrel drill is it reinforces […]


Joe Wolter Online Learning Opportunity

April 3, 2020
Savanna Simmons

Joe Wolter is right up there among my favorite of clinicians. He’s awfully down-to-earth and kind while still able to poignantly deliver a message or lesson. He has been able to help me in some of my biggest sticking points with horses over the years, and, if you’ve seen him ride, you know how animated […]


Respect is Always Right with Horses

April 1, 2020
Lynn Kohr

Respect is always right and everything we do with our horse matters. Have you ever been in a hurry? Maybe you’ve caught your horse without waiting for your horse to respectfully turn, face and walk towards you?  Then you drag your horse to the trailer instead of leading him lightly? Then you load him and maybe […]


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