How To Tame A Horse

Wild horses are an incredible sight. To see a truly wild horse roaming across fields or moors is a sight unlike any other. Wild horses are truly majestic animals, and it is worthwhile being able to see one in its natural habitat.

How to tame a horse

However, wild horses can also be dangerous. A wild horse can be very unpredictable and can cause a lot of damage if it isn’t handled properly.

If you are thinking of looking after or owning a wild horse, the first thing you need to do is to tame it. If it isn’t tamed, then the horse can cause you more trouble than it is worth.

This is why you must tame your horse as soon as possible. However, you might be wondering how you do it? How do you tame a horse? Well, if you’ve ever asked the question how to tame a horse this article will tell you exactly how to do it. 

How To Tame A Horse 

To begin with, if you can try and get a professional tamer to tame your wild horse. The reason for this is that it is often difficult to tame a wild animal and, if you have never done it before, it can easily go wrong.

This is why you should try to reach out to a professional first before you attempt to tame your wild horse. 

If you only want a little advice and reassurance or to have them on standby, then that can be enough, however it is always vital that you consult a professional first before attempting to tame a wild animal. 

However, if you can’t get the help from a professional then these are the steps you need to follow to ensure that you tame a horse calmly and safely,

so that it becomes much more integrated with human beings and doesn’t cause any harm to anyone else. 

Firstly, you need to ensure that the horse feels calm. This is crucially important because if the horse doesn’t feel calm then it will be more likely to panic and to strike out, potentially causing injury or death in the most extreme circumstances. 

To ensure that the horse is calm, try to remove any potential causes of distress such as loud noises and or bright colors. Horses, particularly wild horses,

have a tendency to be startled by things that they perceive to be threats which is usually focussed on things that they perceive to be dangerous such as loud noises or startling images. 

It isn’t simply a matter of removing anything that could be considered a threat to the horse in its near vicinity, however.

You must also ensure that the horse doesn’t see you as a threat. The best way to make it clear to the horse that you are not a threat it to ensure that you don’t do anything to startle it, such as shout. 

It can at times be exasperating dealing with an animal, particularly when you are trying to tame or train it but shouting is the exact opposite of the response you should be taking.

By alarming the horse by shouting at it, you will rather than tame it simply make it more uncontrollable. 

The loudness of your voice is not the only thing you should consider when attempting to tame a wild horse. Another key point is that your body language should not seem sudden or in any way startling. 

The issue many people often have when they are trying to tame an animal is that their body language is not relaxed enough and that they are too concerned with thinking about what might go wrong that their bodies tense up.

Intelligent animals like horses are well aware of this and will react accordingly which is why you must ensure that your attitude is one that is relaxed and not subject to harsh or immediate change.

The same goes for your breathing – horses, especially wild ones which are used to seeing any other animal as a threat,

will likely take any heavy breathing on your part not as a sign that you are feeling stress but rather that you are a predator that is coming to attack the horse. 

This is why when you are attempting to tame a wild horse you must keep your breathing as natural as possible to ensure that the horse remains relaxed. 

The most important thing you need to remember when taming wild horses is to be calm and take your time. You won’t be able to tame the animal overnight and you shouldn’t expect to be able to either.

It is important that you do your best to react positively to the horse and to ensure that it becomes relaxed around humans and associates’ humans as being positive creatures and not negative ones that can become potential threats. 

Once you have gained the horse’s confidence then you can begin to train it to ride as you would any other horse.

However, before you can do anything like that you must ensure it is totally relaxed around humans and the only way to do that is to ensure that the horse gains trust in them.

How to tame a horse

Why It Is Important To Know How To Train A Wild Horse

Wild horses aren’t as common around the world as perhaps they once were. However, they do exist both in the United States and in other regions of the world so it is always important to know exactly how to deal with one should you come across them. 

This is why you need to be able to understand how a horse thinks and its mindset – this is crucial to ensuring that the horse is truly relaxed and that it doesn’t have any kind of negative reaction towards humans. 

Taming a wild horse, if you ever get the chance to experience it, can be a wonderful thing because it allows you to take a creature that may be fierce and unpredictable and ensure it becomes a truly loving and gentle animal that anyone can engage with.

An achievement like that is something anyone can be truly proud of.

Catherine McDowl
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