The Vet is Not a Dance Instructor

Your veterinarian’s job is to diagnosis and treat your horse, not to fix a horses’ rude behavior during routine procedures. It is the horse owner’s responsibility to be sure their horses behave for the vet, farrier, and others. If your horse spends more time dancing around than standing still for exams or treatments you will benefit from practicing the following lessons to teach your horse to stand quietly for the veterinarian.

Place a halter with rope lead on the horse or if you need more control, a bridle with full cheek snaffle and continuous round rope reins. You should also put leg protection on the horse as well so we can work the horse without the interruption of an injury. Go to an enclosure where you and your horse will be able to work safely.

When a horse does not do what we want there are two reasons: 1) We have not designed and implemented a lesson plan to teach the horse what we want. 2) We have not worked on a lesson long enough for the horse to have a clear picture of what we want. Our lesson plan for teaching the horse to stand still for the vet will have several parts and the lesson can be broken up into hours, days, or weeks to accommodate your schedule or your horses learning pattern.

We know what the horse is not doing, standing still. What do we know the horse is doing? Pulling back, stepping into you, moving past you, pulling away from you, each of these issues needs its own lesson. For pulling back we would work on the head down cue and the go forward cue. Stepping into you, we would work on the horse moving the shoulders away from you in hand and even outside turns in a round pen. Pushing past you forward, we need to work on go forward, and back up lessons that teach the horse the correct place to stay next to us. And pulling away from us we need to work on giving to the bit and disengaging the hip. In short, you will teach the horse a cue for the ‘wrong’ movements as well as cues for the counter moves. Then use them to counter his moves and thus teach him to wait for the cue. You will work your lessons with the horse until he does them softly and consistently.

At this point you are ready to put all your new cues to practice. Have your friend do all the things that normal set your horse off and be ready to counter his movements with what you have taught him. If he is unresponsive to your cues, go away from the place you usually have the vet examine your horse and work with energy on the exercises. When he is soft and willing, take him back to the exam site and let him stand. We are teaching him that this spot is a place to rest/stand still. If he wants to move, let him move, but you tell him where, when and how much. He will learn quickly that standing still is a very nice thing to do.

If your horse does not like shots, wormer, his temperature taken, or other specific procedures your vet administers, you will go through specific lesson plans to address these issues as well.

Exam Nerves Can Affect Anyone

Exams are conducted for various reasons; every person tests their exam nerves right from early childhood where he/she is required to perform. The reason that a person faces exam nerves is due to the pressure that is created by parents or teachers, and society where he or she is compared to a different child that might have come from a completely different background. These are the early days when the exam nerves put their foothold in a person’s life. However these nerves gain a stronghold and this carries all the way from high school to any competitive level where he/she has to undergo examination.

Exams are also conducted for job seekers who are required to perform well in the examination in order to be adjudged as the deserving candidate. For this one has to give his best, and how is it possible for a person to perform exceptionally well if he/she has exam nerves. So in order to make this possible you have to drive away those nerves from your life.

Exam nerves will mess up with a person’s performance. When a person has exam nerves he is not able to give his/her best as in this situation even if he/she had prepared well, they won’t be able to give their productive best. If a person appearing for an examination has exam nerves, they are affected with stress and fear and might not be able to perform well. If the case with you is similar then you require finding out the root cause of your exam nerves.

Stress can affect a person; a person will not be able to give his best and this will add to anxiety. All this will further add to your problem. So it is very necessary for you to overcome your nerves. Stress is related to your mind and you require help that is mind related. Hypnosis deals with a person’s mind taking it to another dimension and realizes the root cause for your exam nerves. Once done with this your subconscious mind is treated with all the necessary (positive) thoughts. All this is made possible with the all-important help of hypnosis where your mind is put in a relaxation mode allowing it to relax and handle the pressure situations with ease.

This treatment is available in the form of mp3. You can download its contents from the Internet. This is where you will be taught the system of self-hypnotizing. You can practice this at your home in a quiet atmosphere. Once you have used it you will see that the next time you enter the examination hall you are full of confidence and those nerves of yours are no longer acting as a barrier for you to perform well. None of us wants to live our life with the fear of those nerves so go ahead and get one mp3 content for yourself and see the different (positive) approach that you have while appearing for an exam. Hypnosis enables you to overcome your fear and prepare well and most of all perform brilliantly.