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“These ideas work because they are rooted in the natural instincts of the horse.”
- Monty Roberts

  • Do you think your horse is lazy, stubborn, or is baulking?
  • An energy preserver?
  • Trouble crossing water, or have a nappy horse?
  • Have you been advised to use a whip or a crop on your horse but you believe, like Monty Roberts, that violence is never the answer? 



This extrinsic training equipment works on the horse's mind to motivate forward motion. The Giddy-Up Rope is a length of thick braided yarn held by the rider with his elbow against his side while swinging it from left to right rapidly behind the rider’s legs. The Giddy-Up introduces movement to the peripheral vision of the horse. This movement will be perceived by the horse to be dangerous, and yet no pain comes of it. The horse is likely to advance quickly, moving away from the perceived intruder.


When using a Giddy-Up Rope, the rider should be diligent and watch for a positive response. The instant forward motion is achieved, the rider should cease to swing the Giddy-Up rope, and stroke the neck of the horse in congratulation. The rider might use clucking or chirping sounds during the use of the Giddy-Up rope to add to its effectiveness. By sending both visual and auditory cues, you are likely to achieve the desired result: A lively horse carrying a non-violent, educated rider on board!