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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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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Vladimir heavy-duty horse breed
The Vladimir breed was registered in 1946. It was created during the work of the Gavrilovo-Posad breeding horse breeding center. The Vladimir heavy breed was bred as a result of…

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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 – from the green horse to the big-horse, serving at international tournaments. Constantly strengthening the foundation and making sure that the horse easily understands the rider’s controls, without a doubt, fear or tension, the rider helps the horse to strengthen his confidence, confidence in himself and him. We need to know for sure that our great-bred horse will always be able to understand us and respond easily and subtly. Continue reading

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

Cross-fit for horses – through diversity to progress

Daily routine delays, monotony inhibits development, progress. A cross training (or cross-fit) of a horse will help you in the right direction. Not only will he not let the horse get bored and reduce the risk of injury due to constantly repeated exercises. He will contribute to the full development of the horse’s body.

Studies have shown that the emancipation of a horse and the improvement of its physical fitness are directly related to the diversity of its training, changes in types of activity. Cross training should not be difficult or time consuming, but should be consistent – only then can you take advantage of it. Continue reading

Going to swim with a horse, do not forget about safety!
In this article I want to share tips that will allow you to enjoy a safe swim with your horse. 1. Learn about the features of the reservoir in which…

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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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Shire Heavy-Duty Horse
Features: Shire - the strongest, largest, heaviest horses on the planet. The Shire is an English breed of heavy trucks, which is descended from knightly warhorses, it is one of…

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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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