Desensitizing For Mounted Archery

One of people’s biggest concerns when starting mounted archery is how to convince their 1000 pound partner to willingly join in on the fun. While it may seem like an overwhelming task, like anything else involving horses, it just takes a little bit of time, patience, and understanding your equine partner.

Here is an article that does a great job starting you down the path of desensitizing your horse to mounted archery. Article

If you rather watch someone go through the steps, there’s also a video series done by Katie Stearns that gives a lot of good advice and ideas. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

The biggest thing to remember is take your time and have patience. This is a sport unlike anything your horse has probably been exposed to. If you find yourself struggling, feel free to reach out to HPMA. We’re happy to help where we can.

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