Halter Breaking Part 1 with Peter Campbell

Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 7

There comes a time in almost every young horse’s life when they undergo the gentling process and learn how to wear and respond to a halter. Peter Campbell takes a filly through her first experiences of halter breaking. In this segment, Peter works from the back of a saddle horse, but he explains that the process wouldn’t differ much if you were on foot.

While it’s tempting to hurry the halter on and start leading the horse, Peter reminds us of the importance of taking the time to help a young horse to first accept the feel of the rope, then yield to it. Try not to correct the horse too much, just direct him. In the beginning you may start by accompanying the horse, then you ask them to accompany you and in the end you accompany one another.

The original length of this clip is 47 minutes 16 seconds

The Horseman’s Gazette – Issue No.07 – Summer 2011

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