Standing Nonetheless | Carson James


By no means neglect to good the artwork of standing nonetheless. It’s vitally essential that your horse can shut down and stand in a single spot with none random or self-imposed motion.

The act of standing nonetheless could appear easy, however take into consideration how helpful that’s for mounting, dismounting, being tied up, opening gates, soaking in a newly discovered drill, and so on. and so on.

However the primary benefit shouldn’t be that he’s bodily immobile, however that the horse has the identical concept as you. You’re considering ‘stand nonetheless’ and the horse is considering the identical factor. We must always at all times be working in direction of reaching merged ideas with our horse.

The horse shouldn’t have motion until you might be asking him for it. He must be within the behavior of ready on instruction from you. 

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Everyone, after all, needs their horse to face nonetheless whereas they get on and get off. One option to encourage that’s to do these easy workout routines:

Standing Nonetheless Train #1

Saddle your horse. Have a halter and lead rope on his head as an alternative of a bridle. Maintain the lead rope in your left hand to be able to pull his head round or use again strain if wanted. Faux such as you’re going to mount. Get up within the left stirrup, however don’t throw your proper leg over. See if the horse strikes. If he does, step again down and instantly start lunging and even throw in some tight route adjustments. After his ft hustle for a couple of minutes, supply him the nice deal of standing nonetheless once more. He’ll finally take you up on that supply. Even for those who use a mounting block, the method can be the identical.

For extra assist with mounting, watch this: How To Mount A Horse

Standing Nonetheless Train #2

Begin along with your horse saddled and bridled. Your reins will likely be in your left hand with solely an inch or two of slack.  As you mount your horse, if he begins to take a step, elevate your left hand to encourage him to stay nonetheless.  If he does take a step as you get on, have him again up a couple of. 

If he takes 3 steps ahead earlier than you ask for motion, have him again up 5 steps. You’re instilling the concept he ought to keep the place you set him.

Standing Nonetheless Train #3

There might be a magnet (barn, buddy, gate) that your horse is drawn to which causes him to maneuver earlier than you ask him to. If that’s the case, don’t delay performing some buddy/barn bitter work to get that resolved.

Learn to resolve buddy bitter points right here: Buddy Bitter Horse | The Everlasting Repair

After you mount your horse, don’t at all times instantly have him stroll off. He could also be anticipating strolling ahead, however assist him develop the flexibility to face nonetheless and wait till you ask him to maneuver. This skill is simply as essential as stopping, turning, or staying between your reins and legs.


A purpose I at all times have for my horses is that they will handily do quick work, however then instantly go to a impartial place of stillness, each mentally and bodily. 

If a horse shouldn’t be proficient in going from shifting to not shifting, it can hinder his stops, flip arounds, skill to charge, and plenty of different maneuvers. 

When a horse is really ‘broke’ with a superb basis, standing nonetheless shouldn’t be a problem. He ought to do it as a result of you aren’t asking him to do anything. This will likely be rather more profitable for those who trip with life and vitality in your palms, seat, legs, and thoughts. Then whenever you shut down, the horse will perceive that distinction and effortlessly additionally shut down and stand nonetheless.

In case your horse thinks he must be shifting when that isn’t what you requested him to do, there’s a misunderstanding or gaps of unsureness. This unsureness is the basis of what makes a horse spooky. It may well all be traced again to a leaky basis. For assist establishing the correct basis in your horse, check out the Buckaroo Crew membership website.

In all actuality, your horse must be as positive about standing nonetheless as he’s about strolling ahead. If he’s not, make {that a} precedence till he’s. 

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