Three things a horse would like to tell you about
If you love horses and want to work and communicate with them, it is important to learn to understand them – not just know how to get them to do something, find out how they think and how they learn.
There are three fundamental things that our horses would like to tell us.
1. A horse is a victim animal. You are a predator
This information, of course, is not new. Continue reading
Horses with bad manners pose a threat to all those who are close to them, and even to themselves. But how to fix the situation?
The advantage of a powerful rear for a horse is that one lightning strike with a hoof can end an argument with a mountain lion. Instantly. Unfortunately for us people, the result of such a blow, whether intentionally or not, can be disastrous.
An untrained horse interprets the actions of people (including forges) as a potential threat. Continue reading
Bathing – a useful and enjoyable procedure – can give you a lot of unpleasant moments if the horse decided to resist for some reason.
Can you bathe a horse on the grass on a loose jacket? Do you need interchanges or even an enclosed space? Does the horse scare the hose?
You can introduce a horse to swimming on a large lawn by holding it on a chombra. This is done by desensitization (the principle is the same as when accustomed to a whip or rope). Continue reading