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.…

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Brabancon (Belgian heavy horse breed)
The Brabancon breed, representing an intermediate type between the Flemish and Arden horses, turned out to be the most up-to-date for the work horses in the countries with developed industry,…

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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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for them invisible monsters

Point of view: jumping a horse with Clinton Anderson

Using this exercise, you will teach your horse to confidently overcome obstacles, both natural and man-made. Give your horse a goal – it will make training more exciting and interesting for both of you and increase the horse’s trust and respect for you. Repeated daily work on the same thing leads to the fact that many horses become lazy and boring. When you enter overcoming obstacles into training, the horse’s interest and involvement will increase significantly.

A great way to familiarize your horse with an obstacle is to use plastic barrels. Put two barrels on the ground end to end. 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 goes into the water with pleasure. And if not?

“A water hazard can be one of the most disappointing and dangerous obstacles in your horse’s life,” says Pat Parelli. 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

Brabancon (Belgian heavy horse breed)
The Brabancon breed, representing an intermediate type between the Flemish and Arden horses, turned out to be the most up-to-date for the work horses in the countries with developed industry,…

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Problems with horses: swimming
Bathing - a useful and pleasant procedure - can give you a lot of unpleasant moments if the horse for some reason decided to resist. Can you bathe your horse…

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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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Three horse dressage tips
Tips that I will give and explain below are very simple, but at the same time they answer very important practical questions and allow you to solve very important practical…

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