Good Manners for Working With Horses
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Here is a list of good manners in consideration of horses:
 Cleaning and warming (if necessary) a bit before offering it to the horse.
 Consider things from the horse's perspective.
 Place the saddle carefully and lightly on the horse's back.
 Allow the horse to be aware of your presence
(do not barge into his stall or personal space).
 Ask politely for a lift of a foot, and set it down gently when done.
 Tighten a girth gently and slowly (small increments).
 When bridling and haltering, handle ears gently.
 When mounting, place yourself softly in the saddle.
 For corrections, do not yank on the reins.
 Use a mounting aid (natural or artificial) whenever possible.
 Clean up after yourself and your horse.
 Don't leave feed out (where an accidentally loose horse may get into it).
 Be sure you have permission before disciplining another's horse
(exception may be when your safety is concerned).