Natural Lifemanship

Haltering with Connection

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Haltering is one of the routine requests made of a domestic horse. When we need to catch our horse or lead our horse, we frequently grab a halter, approach the horse, and simply put the halter on. How we can approach this routine as an opportunity to build connection in our relationship with the horse? In this video, recorded during a NL Intensive training, NL Trainer Tanner Jobe demonstrates how he asks the horse, Oreo, to be connected and to say “yes” to being haltered.


  1. the subtleties involved with observing a horse’s body language and only proceeding when a clear “yes” is evident
  2. the importance of staying calm and supportive when making a request that may cause anxiety in a relationship


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