As the next step in her liberty training, Nicole introduces the idea that the mounting block is the best place in the barn. For her two-year-old filly, this concept is pivotal as they move toward a liberty start. (more…)
“I am going to be doing a liberty start with her… It’s exciting and scary. But it is also elevating me as a trainer to form a better connection with the horse. It is the true test to how good of a connection I have.” (more…)
Not all training and riding days are going to go how we plan — welcome to life with horses. However, we can use those not-so-great days to end on a positive note and still build on what we are working on with our horses.
There is much that can be done with weanlings and yearlings to prepare them for their jobs once they reach physical and mental maturity. Here are 14 things you can do with your young horse to get it ready for life in the “real world.”
As Nicole works on rebuilding her training program, one of her main goals is to get her horses to respond to her intent — getting them to read her body language and respond accordingly. Follow along for the early steps of this journey. (more…)
Starting a new training program can be daunting, but the rewards can be satisfying and immense — even in the beginning. Nicole shows the progress she and Bugatti have made in the early stages of the new training program. (more…)
Horse professionals aren’t in it for the money, which is probably a good thing. Long hours, demanding clients, testy horses and little pay — it’s all part of the job. Here is a tongue-in-cheek look at some folks who likely make more than horse professionals.
Rebuilding a training program requires a lot of self-reflection and examination of what works and what doesn’t. That’s exactly what Nicole does in her latest article on the rebirth of her training program.
Having a well-rounded, mannerly, educated horse doesn’t happen over night; it has to start somewhere. Trainer Nicole Cammuso discusses the seven essential skills that are necessary to put your horse on the right track. (more…)