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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The best you can give a horse is CONFIDENCE
So what can you give your horse? Apples? Carrot? Sugar? Not really. The best you can give a horse is CONFIDENCE. Regardless of what kind of work the horse does,…

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Pinzha horse
Pinzgauer horse (Pinzgauer), it’s the same (more common name) —Norikiy horse, it’s also Noriker (Noriker), derived from the roman horses of heavy horses. At the beginning of our era, the…

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Arden horse breed

The Arden horse is the oldest breed of all European heavy horses. These are one of the most beautiful heavy-tailed horses: they are versatile and undemanding both to the content and to feeding, they have a lively temperament and high mobility, they are extremely hardy and easily adapt to mountain conditions. Continue reading

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 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

We teach the horse to be upset

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where the ability of a horse to calmly and smoothly set back a horse was extremely necessary? At the same time you asked the horse to step back, but instead of smoothly, without any fuss, besiege the horse, as you imagined, the horse behaved as if you forgot to remove it from the parking brake: she threw back her head and neck, raising them high in protest , and the hoof seemed just stuck to the ground. Or maybe she didn’t go straight back, but moved somewhere at a 90 degree angle from where you were? Continue reading

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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Young horses: work on balance and rhythm
Preparation is everything! In order to develop a harmonious partnership with the horse, the rider must make sure that all his work is fully justified at every stage of training…

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Work with a horse in hand. Distance learning
Work in the hands is a necessary component of the dressage of any horse, usually little known and undeservedly ignored, although it is very useful and is one of the…

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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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