It’s every horse owners nightmare when their horse gets ill or injured. It’s bad enough seeing your wonderful horse in pain, but it’s even worse when you have to fight to treat him for it. It’s common to need several people to manage or use a twitch or always need sedation for medical procedures, which isn’t fun for anyone.
Luckily, there is training you can do which helps significantly. By using rewards, you can train your horse to be calm and co-operative for medical procedures.
As with most horse training, it’s often not as simple as it sounds and there are some key training principles to bear in mind as well as some important questions to ask when you’re training through pain and discomfort.
I discuss some of these here and show you the training in practice for wound care and injections.
Learning these techniques has made training through medical procedures so much easier, safer and less stressful for both my horses and myself – I hope it gives you some tools to do the same for you and your horses.
You can watch more on this in my video on Treating Wounds Using Reward-based Training (https://connectiontraining.com/treating-wound-reward-based-training/)
Or, if you want to learn how to make this process easy for you and your horse, check out our Healthcare Procedures Home Study Courses (link to: https://connectiontraining.com/home-study-courses/healthcare-procedures-home-study-course/), which is packed full of step-by-step video tutorials.
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