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

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May 24, 2022 10 min

For this week’s podcast, I want to talk about a huge problem in the horse world and how to fix it. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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To solve any horse ‘problem’ or to build a solid, good mindset, it’s essential that you listen to your horse. A horse will always tell you where he needs improvement and help. In order for this to work though, you must become aware of the signals your horse is giving you. If you don’t pay attention to this and end up pushing past his limits, it could cause a wreck. In this podcast, I’m gonna talk about this subject in more depth an...

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For this week’s podcast, I want to talk about creating lightness. Now I’m not talking about your horse doing everything you want with a light amount of pressure. I’m talking about where he does whatever you want before you even make contact with him. As similar as they sound, there is a difference, and I will talk about it in-depth in this episode with examples. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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For this week’s podcast, I’m gonna answer a question that I get asked at almost every clinic. How can my horse be really good at groundwork, but act like he is in kindergarten in the saddle? Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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For this week’s podcast, I’m going to talk about fencing. This is a pretty important exercise that everyone should do with their horse regardless of age, breed, experience, etc. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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For this week’s podcast, I’m going to go over what exercises you need to be able to do in order to successfully achieve a flying lead change with your horse. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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For this week's podcast, I want to talk about mashing. This is a term that I like to use when talking about how you can use pressure to expose your horse to something that is out of their comfort zone. It’s kind of like an extreme form of desensitization. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com


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Stacy asks, “Is it considered rude if a horse turns away from you in the round pen?” Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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March 29, 2022 5 min

For this week’s podcast, I want to talk about the difference between horses and people. Since a horse’s brain does not work the same as a human brain, it’s important to start thinking in a way that will help you have better success and communication with your horse. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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For this week’s podcast, I’m going to talk about what to do at the moment when a horse gets out of control. I’m also going to talk about the exercises you can do to prevent this type of behavior from happening. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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For this week’s podcast, I’m going to talk about horses that have separation anxiety and how you can cure it. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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March 8, 2022 9 min

For this week’s podcast, I’m going to talk about horses that bite and how to fix it. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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Jillian asks, “My horse does not like to be tied. It does not matter where I tie him, he just seems to throw a fit no matter what and it’s really frustrating. What can I do to fix this?” Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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Angela asks, “If all I ever do is take my horse trail riding, why should I teach my horse things I may never use like side passing for example?” Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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February 15, 2022 13 min

Midge asks, “When doing groundwork and you want to move off from a standstill, is it ok to give a verbal signal as you move off? Or does one just use an arm signal (forward) to signal walk on?” Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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February 8, 2022 10 min

Tammy asks, “Is it ok to give your horse treats?” Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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February 1, 2022 12 min

Cynthia asks, “Every time I ride my horse, he gets really hot, and it makes riding super difficult. Why is he acting like this, and what can I do to calm him down?” Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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January 25, 2022 10 min

Lisa asks, “So my guy lets me put a halter on him, but he will not lead more than 10 ft before he freaks out and pulls back. What can I do to help him overcome this fear? I really need help so I can get further with his training.” Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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January 18, 2022 21 min

For this week’s podcast, I'm going to talk about braces and the effect it has on us and our horses. We are gonna dive into one of the most misunderstood concepts in the horse world and that is pulling on the horse vs being light-handed. By the time you get through this podcast, you will have a better concept of why and how the key to a really nice horse is to get all the braces out before anything else. It makes all the differe...

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January 11, 2022 17 min

For this week’s podcast, I’m going to talk about how to keep a horse from becoming lazy. If you already have a horse that is lazy and acts lethargic when you ask him to do something, the information in this podcast will help you fix that. The solution is quite simple and can work with any horse that needs a little more motivation when riding. Get more horse training at http://carsonjames.com

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