Ask Carson James

Ask Carson James

Carson James answers horse training questions and provides natural solutions for horse training solving horse problems. New episodes every Tuesday. Get more horse training at https://carsonjames.com

Episodes

January 9, 2024 13 mins

This podcast covers the why and how the term “respect” is horribly misinterpreted and how to get all of this headed in the right direction. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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For this week’s podcast, we’re gonna talk about how you can find the balance with your horse if he has a tendency to be lazy or hot. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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August 8, 2023 11 mins

Riders often feel they are ensuring their safety by holding the horse back, but it’s actually the opposite. A horse will not feel safe unless he knows he can naturally and freely move without interference from the rider. For this week’s podcast, I’m gonna talk about why a little speed is important and how to get you and your horse to that point. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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For this week’s podcast, I’m gonna talk about how a young Colt was able to get past all his buddy sour magnets while only at a walk. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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For this week’s podcast, I want to talk about a question that we recently got asked. When leading a horse that has a tendency to get spooky, would it be better to lead him by your shoulder or keep him behind you around 6ft? Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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June 27, 2023 8 mins

High pressure situations are usually not the optimal time for fixing a problem. If he’s tipped too far the other way that your horse is a total basket case, then  get by the best you can for the current situation, but don’t fail to work on the problem and get your horse more sure before it surfaces again. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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Just because a horse responds to something does not mean that he is scared. We often remove the natural lightness from our horse by accidentally making him dull and unresponsive. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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For this week’s podcast, I'm gonna go over a question that was asked at one of our recent clinics. The question was, “my horse paws when I ask him to back up. Should I ignore it?” Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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April 25, 2023 6 mins

Before trying to get your horse to back up, try this first. After about 5 or 6 rides, your horse will start to engage their hind feet to allow lightness when backing. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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April 4, 2023 9 mins

For this week’s podcast, I’m gonna go over a few handy tips that I like to use/do when saddling. 90% of you don’t know about these 5% of the time. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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We have strayed so far from the definition of what a  “broke” horse is. It’s time to start doing more than circles. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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March 7, 2023 19 mins

I Just got a new horse, so I figured for this week’s podcast, I would tell you how it’s going so far. She came to me with a reputation of being hard to get a long with, but I found that she is just not a very big fan of having a leg on her. Making progress. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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For this week’s podcast, I’m gonna talk about adding speed and the huge benefits this has for you and your horse. Would you believe that this actually can make your horse calmer? Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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January 31, 2023 7 mins

It’s a pretty simple deal. Don’t think stop; they get braced if you do. Instead, teach them to rapidly slow down with proper balance in the body and feet. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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January 17, 2023 8 mins

When it comes to this issue, you have to ask yourself, “why is he not wanting to be caught?” It could be a number of reasons right? Whatever the reason might be, it can be accomplished using this method. The outcome will be a horse that loves to be caught.  Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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January 3, 2023 7 mins

This is one of the single best things you can do to improve your feeling and timing. In this podcast, I’m gonna talk about how to get started and what you can expect when you stay consistent. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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December 20, 2022 10 mins

For this week’s podcast, I’m going to share what I have been working on with my horse. You would not believe (or maybe you will) how light you can get a horse by doing exercises only at a standstill or walk. The results have been amazing!  It’s easy and very attainable for anyone. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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November 29, 2022 5 mins

For this week’s podcast, we’re going to dive into the wonderful world of diagonals. This is an extremely beneficial exercise for your horse. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 


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November 15, 2022 3 mins

On this week’s podcast, I’m going to talk about a common problem that many horse owners encounter when round penning their horse. So many owners struggle to establish the main foundation of round pen work, and that is fluid consistency and balanced communication. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com 

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For this week’s podcast, I am going to talk about how to correct and strengthen a horse’s back that hollows out. One of the first things that needs to be tackled is making sure you are not contributing to this problem. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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