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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Activate your horse's “engine”
Activate your horse's “engine” Many coaches say that the horse's back should be "active." But what is this "activity" and how to achieve it? What activity can be considered correct,…

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What is in katstsung mine?
The rider takes the horse to "drive" it on the cord. On her head is a snappy headband. Carabiner cords cling to the inner ring of the snaffle (often making…

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just going forward

Ingrid Klimke on starting work with foals

In the past, coaches often took horses into training, starting with the foal. While the foal grew and developed, he was taught the basic rules, which subsequently greatly facilitated the start of work under the saddle. Nowadays, most prefer to buy three and four year old already hackneyed horses. At the same time, the buyer often has no idea what happened to this horse before the purchase, as she worked at a young age before the ride. Taking care of a young horse, you will learn not only how to feed and care for her, but also how to approach her training in the future. Continue reading

We teach the horse to pass through narrow spaces.

The exercise I want to talk about will help you guide your horse to pass through narrow spaces without moving from its place. Horses are claustrophobic in nature and when they are turned on or sent to a narrow space, they can start to panic. The “sending out” exercise will become a convenient tool that will help your horse overcome the fear of narrow spaces, as well as other “creepy” objects. With the help of this exercise, I teach horses to get into a horse transport. This exercise will also come in handy if your horse resists and struggles with a halter that puts pressure on the area behind the ears, prompting it to lower its head. Continue reading

A few words about horse memory and approaches to training

“The horse is stupid, but memorable,” wrote James Phyllis. I do not agree with the thesis about horse stupidity: years of communication and interaction with this animal taught me to think differently. Of course, like other living creatures, the intellect of horses individually varies depending on a variety of factors (including breed, gender, age and life experience of a particular horse). But, as for memory, you can’t argue with Phyllis. Once having learned something, especially at a young age, a horse remembers this for a lifetime. In the same way, horses remember both people and kinsmen with whom they once were together – not only numerous life stories testify to this, but also modern research by scholars of ethologists. Continue reading

Endurance and ways to increase it
Very often on the tracks of hippodromes it is possible to see how horses, quite briskly passing the first half of the distance, at the end of it “pass” and…

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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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How to improve the flexibility of your horse.
A horse’s help in supporting flexibility does not only consist of performing several stretch marks before boarding a saddle. You can do many things in the daily care of a…

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Desensitization: Give the Horse Confidence
Fright is a natural reaction of horses. They are animal victims with a developed flight instinct, and this means that they will rather run away from danger than fight with…

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