What is the best way to teach a horse to remain patient and quiet when tied?

This is a great article. Not even the pro’s have overnight success all the time. Everything is a work in progress.

Stacy Westfall Horseblog

“What is the best way to teach a horse to remain patient and quiet when tied?-Joann L.”Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.

If you are referring to a horse that digs holes, moves around and calls for friends; most of the time the answer is ‘more of it’, meaning they need to be tied more. Lets look at Newt, shown here in these photos, as an example.

Newt has been trained to tie from the time he was a weanling. He had all of his groundwork done and he spent the first two years of his life living in a pasture with other horses. He was tied on-and-off during this time. He is lazy by nature.

When I started training him under saddle at the age of two I would tie him for about an hour after each work session. This was generally in his stall. He was pretty normal meaning; he did some pawing…

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