Some Ways to Challenge Your Horse's Ability to Think Quickly




To be truly safe on cross country, we need our Event horses to be completely focused on their jobs, and to think and process information quickly. Only then will they be able to accurately read each question on course as it arises, and make smart decisions with their footwork at the jumps. With some horses, this seems to come pretty easy. But not so with others! The good news is that most horses can learn to be more quick and accurate with their thinking, with judicious schooling and exercises. Here are some ideas to improve your horse's ability to think more quickly on his feet: