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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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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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

American Cream (Harness) Horse Breed

American Creme is the only breed of heavyweight bred in the United States.
On the exterior of the horse of this breed are similar to the average in terms of heavy draft. They have a medium-sized head with a wide forehead and small pointed ears, expressive eyes of characteristic amber color, short, well-set neck, rather short body, strong back, strong legs with small, neat hooves. Continue reading

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

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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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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Soothe the nervous horse
Great day, there is not a cloud in the sky, and you are going for a horse ride. You have planned it for quite a while and are looking forward…

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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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