Lithuanian heavy horse breed
Lithuanian heavy breed was bred in Lithuania, by crossing Zhmudsky horses with Swedish orders. On the territory of Lithuania, a strong horse, perfectly adapted to local conditions, has long been…

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Bridle play
All my horses are drawn to the bridle when I saddle them. The way a horse takes a bridle and snaffle can tell a lot about its attitude to work.…

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Horse breed tinker
Tinker, he is also an Irish cob, he is a gypsy cob, he is also an Irish worker, he is a gypsy sled team (not to be confused with an…

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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, and has now become extremely widespread throughout Belgium called the Belgian workhorse or the Belgian heavy truck.

Thus, Belgium currently has one type of heavy horse, very uniform in its characteristic warehouse and differing only in height and weight (Fig. 52). Continue reading

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 on the grass on a free tombour? Do you need a junction or even a closed room? Does the horse scare the hose?

You can acquaint the horse with a dip on a large lawn by holding it on a tombour. This is done by desensitization (the principle is the same as when training for a whip or rope). Continue reading

We teach the horse to pass through narrow spaces.

The exercise I want to talk about will help you guide your horse to pass through narrow spaces without moving from its place. Horses are claustrophobic in nature and when they are turned on or sent to a narrow space, they can start to panic. The “sending out” exercise will become a convenient tool that will help your horse overcome the fear of narrow spaces, as well as other “creepy” objects. With the help of this exercise, I teach horses to get into a horse transport. This exercise will also come in handy if your horse resists and struggles with a halter that puts pressure on the area behind the ears, prompting it to lower its head. Continue reading

Remove the stiffness of the muscles in the girth
Leveraging the muscles in the girth area can cause discomfort to the horse and, consequently, affect the quality of the horse’s work. I want to tell you how to identify…

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Cross-obstacles and their role in big-time sports.
If you ask the child what a computer is, he will answer that this is a gaming machine. If the same question is asked to the accountant, he will answer…

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The crisis of the genre - how to regain confidence?
“It would be better if I knitted or went to cooking classes!” - who in our hearts did not say anything like that after an unsuccessful riding lesson. This reaction…

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Horses and people
Understanding your horse’s personality, combined with your own temperament and skill level, will give you more chances of success in your daily workouts and riding. The purpose of my articles…

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