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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
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
“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