Life In The Saddle

Episode 6: Ben Longwell - The Direct Feel

July 9, 2021

In this episode, I clarify the use and purpose of tools such as a rope halter, snaffle bit, or hackamore as a direct feel (as opposed to indirect feel or body language). Humans tend to use their hands and tools too much and can very easily be unclear to their horse regarding the simple meaning behind these tools. Combined with the previous episode, these principles will really help you clarify your communication with horses!


About American Cowboy In New Zealand Podcast: Join horseman Ben Longwell, an American Cowboy living in New Zealand, as he shares stories & adventures and interviews extraordinary men and women in the equine and ranching industries to gain insight into horsemanship and life itself. As part of his mission to help people and their horses achieve more together, through his business True West Horsemanship Ltd, this show will include horsemanship & training tips, stories, interviews with other industry professionals, and tips for personal development and life applications.

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