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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Ingrid Klimke on starting work with foals
In the past, coaches often took horses into training, starting with the foal. While the foal grew and developed, he was taught the basic rules, which subsequently greatly facilitated the…

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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…

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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 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

Activate your horse's “engine”
Activate your horse's “engine” Many coaches say that the horse's back should be "active." But what is this "activity" and how to achieve it? What activity can be considered correct,…

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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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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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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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