Problems with horses: swimming
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Suffol Horse Breed
Exterior Their bones are provided with clean, dense bones. Suffolk legs corresponding to their extreme massiveness seem short, with heavily muscled forearms and thighs; there are no thick brushes on…

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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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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, it will do it best if it is properly prepared, understands what is required of it, is confident in itself and in its rider. Not all horses are naturally bold, calm in unfamiliar situations and successfully perform internationally. But any horse can become better if it starts to trust the rider and himself.
Some horses are born very confident and calm, they become wonderful partners for timid, inexperienced riders. Other horses are timid and shy; they need a daily dose of support and encouragement from their rider.

At the sight of cows, fences, tractors, sand, flowers, etc. most fearful horses have heart attacks in the first couple of days, and it takes a lot of effort to get them to go past all these terrible things. After a few weeks of such training, they usually become bolder. But there is a category of horses for whom it is very difficult to overcome their fears, for them invisible monsters lurk in every shadow. But even they can become calmer if you manage to convince them that you will never endanger them.

How to achieve this trust? First of all start with yourself. You must prove the horse that you are not afraid of yourself, and accordingly it does not need it either. However, everything is not so simple here either – if for the next fright of your horse you just roll your eyes and pull it forward with glories: “How much can you do ?! I don’t have time for this, ”so you won’t win the trust of a scared animal. You need to work with your feet, body and soft hands. You must inform you that you are protecting the horse, and there is nothing wrong with just going forward.

What works with horses? Salvation from pressure. Fear is also a form of pressure: mental pressure that says horses – “Do not go there, you will surely die there”. It makes no sense to fight with instincts, you can try to teach a horse to focus on something else, for example, on a rider. A shy horse does not respond correctly to the leg, is distracted and does not respect his rider. You must become more important to the horse than that terrible thing. It is very important that the horse has a clear understanding that if she does everything correctly, then the pressure from the rider goes away. It is necessary to allow the horse to move freely forward, and not to stretch the reins, trying to hold the horse with its hands.

Participation of a young horse in competitions is almost the same. It is important to fill the horse with confidence and calm – this is the key to developing healthy and trusting relationships.

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