Bridle play
All my horses are drawn to the bridle when I saddle them. The way a horse takes a bridle and snaffle can tell a lot about its attitude to work.…

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Australian heavy truck
Australian Draft - the result of more than a century of breeding heavy work horses. Since 1979, there is officially the Society of the Tribal Book of Australian Draft Transport.…

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The best you can give a horse is CONFIDENCE
So what can you give your horse? Apples? Carrot? Sugar? Not really. The best you can give a horse is CONFIDENCE. Regardless of what kind of work the horse does,…

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Work with a horse in hand. Distance learning

Work in the hands is a necessary component of the dressage of any horse, usually little known and undeservedly ignored, although it is very useful and is one of the best teaching methods. This technique, as an important component, has been included in all classical dressage schools since the 18th century, but then unnecessarily faded into the background Perfectly complementing training under the saddle, working in your hands allows you to gently and calmly learn new elements for the horse. In this case, the horse learns new exercises, not being overstimulated and not tired, since it is not overloaded with the rider’s weight. Continue reading

Earn the respect of your horse

Respect for the horse can not be achieved “automatically”, it does not come from nowhere. It must be earned. The best way to do this is to use the same tactics that horses use to gain respect from each other.

“You seek respect from a horse by moving its legs forward, back, left and right, and always rewarding the slightest attempt to respond correctly,” says Clinton Anderson, a trainer who does not need to be introduced. Continue reading

Horses and people

Understanding your horse’s personality, combined with your own temperament and skill level, will give you more chances of success in your daily workouts and riding. The purpose of my articles is to share information that will help you better understand your horse, yourself, and the other equestrians with whom you communicate.

In this article we will talk about the personality types of people and how our features can influence the choice and training of horses. Continue reading

Point of view: jumping a horse with Clinton Anderson
Using this exercise, you will teach your horse to confidently overcome obstacles, both natural and man-made. Give your horse a goal - it will make training more exciting and interesting…

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Clydesdal horse breed
The Clydesdale horse should not have a broad forehead, it has rather large nostrils, clear and intelligent eyes, large, mobile ears, a long, well-set neck. The back is short. Horses…

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Bois de Breed
The Bois de Boulogne is one of the most elegant heavy horses, dating from the times of ancient Rome, although this breed was officially recognized only in the 17th century.…

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Young horses: work on balance and rhythm
Preparation is everything! In order to develop a harmonious partnership with the horse, the rider must make sure that all his work is fully justified at every stage of training…

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