How smart is your horse?
Andrew McLean played a leading role in educating horse owners around the world, in particular, he tried to convey how horses think. This article appeared in 1995, but is still…

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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…

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Pinzha horse
Pinzgauer horse (Pinzgauer), it’s the same (more common name) —Norikiy horse, it’s also Noriker (Noriker), derived from the roman horses of heavy horses. At the beginning of our era, the…

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12 habits of a good rider

When horsemen think about “habits,” they usually think of bad ones, such as looking down during training. But there are many good habits that will help you become a professional. It takes not so much time and effort to form them!

1) Daily put in order the ammunition. And it’s not only in aesthetics, but also in economy, because the ammunition, which is monitored, serves much longer

2) Take care of the horse’s hair – clean, wash, wipe, use cosmetics and the result will not take long – the wool will shine and shine

3) Push the horse for at least 10 minutes before and after training. She is an athlete and it is important for her to stretch and prepare muscles, joints and tendons for further work before loading.

4) Wash the bedcloths. If it is unpleasant for you to take the bed in hands – you do not need to put it on the horse’s back. In the end, it is not hygienic.

5) Be interested in your sport. Read prof. literature, articles, see master classes. Give it a couple of hours a week.

6) Always keep the horse’s feet clean and dry – the best way to deal with biting midges, rotting arrows, etc. Dry your feet with a towel or in a tanning bed after each wash

7) Clean in the stable for your horse. Even if you need to remove the other horse, and its owners consider themselves above it or just lazy. Inspire others to do the same.

8) Diversify your workouts. Exercises outside the saddle are helpful and help strengthen the emotional connection between the rider and the horse.

9) Spry up your hooves before taking the horse out of the stall and after you have finished training. This will be a good prevention of many diseases. It will also help maintain cleanliness in the aisles.

10) Examine levadas for items of danger. It is advisable at least once a week. Look for damaged fences and any traumatic items.

11) Watch your horse’s legs carefully. This will help notice the slightest change. Many tendon injuries do not appear in the initial stage with lameness, only a small swelling and hyperthermia of the tissues. Recognizing soft tissue damage in the early stages will give your horse a better chance of a full recovery.

12) Make an equestrian calendar. Make it a schedule of training, competitions, vaccinations, forging, etc. You will have time to do everything on time and will not need to keep a lot of things in memory

Assignment to Shenkel. Rules and execution
The assignment to Shenkel is a side movement in two tracks, in which the horse has the opposite direction of movement. Concession to grams has gymnastic value for horses of…

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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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Everything a horseman needs to know about a mouthpiece
The mouthpiece is called one-piece udil with side cheeks and a second-hand (mouthpiece) chain that exerts more pressure on the horse's mouth than a regular snaffle. It should be noted…

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Pinzha horse
Pinzgauer horse (Pinzgauer), it’s the same (more common name) —Norikiy horse, it’s also Noriker (Noriker), derived from the roman horses of heavy horses. At the beginning of our era, the…

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