Been asked many times how to train your horse for gunfire; never done it except for the occasional rifle shot while on the ground next to my horse. That’s di…
I trained my horse in a similar fashion. Firing at distance and then get
closer. Then fire off his back. He now goes into volley fire and connon
fire without bolting. Black powder Musket and .38 pistol
I have been working with her a lot as far as relaxing in general, and other
things that spook her she will give me her ears first for me to tell her
what she should do before she really reacts. But with gunshots she still
won’t pay any mind. She does live with a paint who couldn’t care less about
gunfire, even likes it, but with my mare dominant I’m not sure if modeling
the paint mare for my Hano would help or teach the paint to be nervous
(since my nervous hano mare is dominant)?
“Horses only think about one thing – FOOD. How to get it, and how not to
become it.” LMAO!!!! Stealing that one!!!
I like your video
might wanna start tightening the cinch 😛
I have a Hanovarian mare, 15 y.o., once a brood mare long before I got her,
and of course received her training in dressage. I have been working with
her to be calm around gun shots. After going through several boxes of
simple .22 blanks (>400 rounds), treats upon treats, etc, she still has a
stronger reaction to it than your horse does here. I know some horses are
easier/ harder with gunfire, & is turning out especially hard, but do you
have any additional suggestions that could help more?
smokeless power helps because they will also fear movement. I started with
a 22 cal and worked uo to the 30/30. I’m lucky, mine accepted the shooting
real well. The click of the hammer is a que to the shot. No one should be
afraid of sound, it never bites, kickes or hurts ya. I can use my horse as
as rest as I take aim and shoot. He just doesn’t mind at all. He thinks
he’s the one doing it….he,he. Your method is right on.
awesome thank you! you really show that you care about the comfort of your
horse…not too many horsemen out there will. Im just starting into mounted
shooting and your videos have me pumped!!
@RYDERkN I do believe they make horse ear plugs. Of course, you would need
to sack out the horse to these as well. Rick Gore has a sacking out video
to horsey ear plugs on his YouTube channel if you care to look him up.
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