Believe In Dreams Ranch

Welcome to Believe in Dreams Ranch where horses are trained using gentle "John Lyons" methods. I Apprenticed under "Ken McNabb" after 25 years of training.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


This is Red on his second week.
He is 5 or 6 years old and was started as a youngster then not rode. The first big trick was to catch him and that has improved tremendously. Next was the bridling and we are still seriously working on that. He would gape and chomp on the snaffle like I have never seen before once you get it on so I did something I haven't done in years. He ended up wearing it to eat, drink and sleep for a couple days in his box stall. That has fixed the gaping and chomping we are still having the battle to get the bridle on. Once it is on the gives have improved tremendously. At the start you could wait 15-20 minutes for the slightest give. Now he is giving softly. We need lots of work on whoa and backing, but I think it is all starting to click for him now. This week we will be working hard on the bridling issue, whoa and back. He has already come such a long way.


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