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…

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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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Remove the stiffness of the muscles in the girth
Leveraging the muscles in the girth area can cause discomfort to the horse and, consequently, affect the quality of the horse’s work. I want to tell you how to identify…

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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 horse to help it maintain the mobility and flexibility needed to achieve maximum productivity. Horses are masters of adaptation and compensation. If something does not move in the full range, other parts are connected and adapt in their own way to compensate. This small adaptation can turn into a cascade of adjustments until the horse can no longer compensate. At this point, pain and lameness are reminiscent of their existence, and there is a need to call the vet. Continue reading

Pat Parelli: we teach the horse to enter the water
For many riders, rushing without saddle along the shore of a reservoir on a hot summer day is a very tempting prospect. Amazing, fabulous picture ... only if the horse…

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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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Voila! Training for dummies
There are no inept horses; there are stupid trainers. All people, coming to a horse for the first time, have one goal - to find mutual understanding with it. A…

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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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