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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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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Assignment to Shenkel. Rules and execution
The assignment to Shenkel is a side movement in two tracks, in which the horse has the opposite direction of movement. Concession to grams has gymnastic value for horses of…

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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. The mouth is the most sensitive place of a horse, so exposure to it allows us to communicate with it at the most subtle level. When I saddle horses, I always pay attention to how they agree to take the bridle. If the horse is embarrassed, I ask myself: what could the horse be offended at the last training session? Is there any source of physical discomfort? Continue reading

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 it. Increase the level of confidence of the horse by performing simple desensitizing exercises with it.

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Start with the least scary object that you have – a tombura. Continue reading

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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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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Cross-fit for horses - through diversity to progress
Daily routine delays, monotony inhibits development, progress. A cross training (or cross-fit) of a horse will help you in the right direction. Not only will he not let the horse…

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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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