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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Breton Draft horse breed
The short-legged, chunky Breton is surprisingly active, for a heavyweight he has an unusually fast trot, which shows the presence of blood from Norfolk roadsters and, if you dig in…

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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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Hold the whip in your other

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

Voila! Training for dummies
There are no inept horses; there are stupid trainers. All people, coming to a horse for the first time, have one goal - to find mutual understanding with it. A…

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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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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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Earn the respect of your horse
Respect for the horse can not be achieved "automatically", it does not come from nowhere. It must be earned. The best way to do this is to use the same…

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