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TEACHING A RELIABLE RECALL
Big horses and miniature horses alike can learn to come back to you when they hear or see a special signal.

To train this, start in a small place and when you KNOW your horse is coming to you, throw a little party and give him lots of treats.

Build this over time and increase the distance he moves to get to you. I also like to teach this at dinner time (especially in the beginning) so you get some impulsion.

When you get to the point you like the speed and enthusiasm, then pick a sound that you will ONLY use for this recall. Don't use it for daily activities, you want to have this be fresh and always exciting.

USE this new sound when you can bet me $100. your horse is coming to you fast. You want him to associate the sound with the recall. Work on this for at least a month, then try to use it in an easy setting. Offer your whistle when your horse might be slightly distracted but still has a good chance of responding.

Keep working with this sound and always make it worth your horse's energy by giving lots of rewards, petting and enthusiasm.


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