Whether you are a novice or an old hand, learning effective techniques for handling and restraining horses helps ensure the safety of both you and your horse. My Horse University's newest DVD features Michigan State University horse farm manager Paula Hitzler explaining common horse restraints and many horse handling techniques. Her hands-on instructions will benefit horse handlers of all experience levels.
In "Horse Handling and Restraint Techniques," Paula offers easy-to-follow tips for effective ways to handle:
•Cross tying a horse.
•Approaching and haltering a horse.
•Working around a horse's hindquarters.
•Leading a horse safely.
My Horse University offers a range of resources, including online courses and webcasts, on this and other topics. For more techniques on horse handling and training, check out the online course, "Horse Behavior and Welfare."My Horse University is a national online horse management program for horse enthusiasts. It's based at MSU, one of the top U.S. universities in equine science and management. Founded by the MSU Department of Animal Science, MSU Extension and MSU Global, this program offers equine education courses and resources that can be tailored to achieve horse management goals. For more information, visit www.myhorseuniversity.com/.