Welcome to HorseTrainingMethod.com

morey-rodeo-flag1Welcome to my blog about the passion in my life. I’m very excited to see visitors here from around the world who all share something in common…our love for horses. There is so much to learn about these beautiful animals and I encourage everyone to never stop learning about your passion.

Buying a First Horse/ Costs of Horse Ownership

buying-a-first-horse2Buying a first horse is a major decision and there are many factors to consider before taking on the responsibility of horse ownership. Owning a horse can fulfill a lifelong dream and be one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have. It can also be one of the most expensive lessons one may learn if they go into it blindly. The following are the costs involved when buying a first horse that you should know in order to make an educated decision.

Initial Cost of the Horse: This all depends on what area you live in and what you are purchasing the horse for. The price could range anywhere from $500.00 on up into the thousands. For a trained horse that will be used for leisure trail riding you can expect to spend around $1,500-$3,000.

Horse Training Tips/ Teaching a Horse to Neck Rein

neck-reining-14Following these horse training tips will help teach your horse to neck rein. This is a useful skill to have which will make things like opening gates without dismounting, carrying something with your free hand or shooing those pesky flies away while trail riding. Some may think teaching a horse to neck rein is a difficult task but it’s very simple as long as you use repetition and consistency.

This exercise is best done with a snaffle bit, but any bit will work as long as you remember to have soft hands. Let’s start by understanding the term “direct” and “indirect” rein. The “direct” rein is the one you are directly pulling his mouth with. The “indirect” rein in the one you press on his neck.

Training a Problem Horse/ Bombproof Your Horse


A ‘spooky’ horse is sometimes labeled a problem horse but with training it is possible to get him over his fears. Have you ever been on the ground looking up at your horse and think “I need a bomb proof horse!”?

I have, it was my first horse and it was a slightly windy day when along came a plastic bag and blew right under her. Well, she shot straight up in the air and I was thrown so far out of the saddle that when I came down, she went one way and I went straight down to the ground.

Horse Training Methods/ Connect With Your Horse Through Natural Horsemanship


The definition of Natural Horsemanship is the philosophy of working, riding and training a horse by appealing to their herd mentality and instincts in an easy and kind manner. This method has become very popular in the past two decades and has slowly replaced inhumane practices used in some methods of training. The ultimate goal is to have a calmer, happier and more willing equine partner. 

As you train your horse, it can be frustrating when you are not sure how to communicate to your horse what you are asking of him. I have been there many times in my 22 years of horse ownership and have searched for answers through the many trainers out there with all of their various horse training methods.