How To Train A Horse To Come To You

How To Train A Horse To Come To You


Horses are curious, active animals, and those are the two qualities we’re going to cultivate in them when teaching them to come to you. There’s a variety of ways to do this–some will work better for certain horses than others. So let’s get started finding out which one is right for you and your horse.

Finding the Time to Train

Finding the Time to Train

If you are really short on time, it can be difficult to find a way to train your horse. If you have a busy schedule, here are some ways that you might be able to fit training into your schedule:

  • Start small, with just 5-10 minutes of training each day. This is better than not training at all! You can build up from there as time allows and progress through different levels of training.
  • Use your lunch break or a few minutes before work starts as an opportunity for short sessions like this one. You may even be able to sneak in some time during other activities such as walking around town or doing errands! Especially if there’s a stream nearby where he likes playing around or grazing grasses—he’ll enjoy his free time while also getting some exercise in (and maybe even learning something new!).
  • Think about what times of day make sense for taking him out on walks/rides/etc., then plan accordingly so that he doesn’t get bored while waiting around between activities (or worse: misbehaving).

Container Training

Container training is a great way to teach your horse to come when called. The horse should be able to see the container from a distance, which makes it more effective than using an empty bucket or bag of feed. The container should be clear and easy to see so the horse knows what it is and where it’s located. It should also be heavy enough that it can’t easily be knocked over by a playful mare or foal, while still being small enough that you can pick up easily with one hand when needed.

Clicker Training

Clicker training is a method of training animals, including horses. Clicker training is based on operant conditioning, which is a positive reinforcement technique. It’s a way to teach horses to respond to commands and cues by rewarding them for correct behavior with food or treats.

The clicker has two basic functions: it marks the instant that a behavior occurs and also communicates information about what the horse has done that was correct—or incorrect, if he does not do something correctly when you click at first try. The clicker can be used in conjunction with hand signals as well as verbal commands, such as “whoa.”


  • Targeting is when you use a target to get the horse to approach you. It is a great way to get your horse to come up to you, especially when they are hesitant and unsure of what it is that you want from them.
  • There are many different types of targets that can be used for targeting, including ropes or flags on sticks. You can also use something small like a glove or even your hand as a target if needed!

Luring a Horse to You

Luring a horse to you is one of the most effective methods for teaching a horse to come to you when called. This method can be used to train any age or level of experience, but requires some time and patience from both horse and handler.

To lure your horse, hold a treat in front of his nose and move it away from him towards yourself. When he reaches out for the treat, pull it back slightly so that he follows it into your hands. The key here is not to allow him enough room between himself and the treat that he can get away with not taking another step closer than necessary; however much distance you allow while luring must be equal or less than how far away from him you are willing to let go before calling off the exercise completely (this distance should be determined based on previous training). Once he has taken one step towards you with his hind legs following behind him (if possible), reward him by giving him one small piece at first then gradually increasing as his understanding improves over time until he begins approaching eagerly without being prompted after hearing “come” or “here”

How to Train a Horse to Approach You with a Whip.

The whip is a useful training tool. When you wave it in the air, with a “swish” noise, the horse will come to you. It’s that easy!

To start, hold your whip gently in your hand and wave it back and forth as if you are trying to scare away flies that are buzzing around. Now put more energy behind the swing of your arm so that when you swing it forward, there is an audible “swoosh!” That’s perfect! You want this sound to be loud enough for your horse to hear from across an open field but not so loud that he becomes frightened by the noise.

Now try pointing at something with your other hand (like an apple on a tree branch) while making another swishing sound with your whip in order to get him interested in eating the apple off of that tree branch!

Encouraging Your Horse to Come To You With Food.

There are many ways to train your horse to come to you with respect and trust. The most common method is food.

When training your horse to come to you, ensure that the treats are only given if he comes quickly and without hesitation.

Additionally, when using food as a motivator for your horse’s training, ensure that they are both in an enclosed area such as a stall or paddock; this way they can’t run away while they are distracted by the treats!

How to Train a Horse to Approach With Respect and Trust.

To train your horse to approach you with respect and trust, it’s important to build a bond with him. You’ll want to become familiar with his personality and his needs. If he has trouble trusting people, then go slow with building up that trust. Spend time outside of the stable giving him treats and talking to him kindly, introducing yourself as his new friend. When you’re both ready for the next step, have someone stand by while you walk toward your horse in a relaxed manner until he realizes you’re not going anywhere near him at all times during this process – just when I’m trying my best not to get trampled on by an excited (or scared) young adult who thinks nothing about running over top me!

Train Your Horse Step-by-Step to Come in the Field.

  • The horse should be trained to come to you in the field.
  • The horse should be trained to come to you in the field without a whip
  • The horse should be trained to come to you in the field without a target (such as a piece of carrot or apple)

This article is going to teach you how to train a horse to come to you when you want them.

At some point, you are going to want your horse to come when called. I am not talking about the horse that responds immediately and comes running over. I mean a horse who will actually stop what they are doing and walk calmly over to you. This is an important skill for many reasons, but it can also be dangerous when untrained. A horse that does not respond well to being called may kick or bite if startled by something else around them. That’s why we need to train our horses how to respond appropriately when we call them.

There are four areas where we should work on this:

  • In the field
  • In the stable
  • In their paddock


It’s important to remember that you should never rush your horse when they are not ready to approach you. While target training may work well in some situations, it’s not appropriate for every horse or rider. Be patient and enjoy the process of building trust over time with your horse! Remember to use positive reinforcement so your animal learns what rewards come from doing well at tasks like this one.

In conclusion, we hope these tips help improve your relationship with these beautiful animals – whether you plan on riding them or just being around them as much as possible.

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