Negative reinforcement in horse training: pros and cons
Negative reinforcement in horse training: pros and cons The phrase “negative reinforcement” often causes misunderstanding. Yes, many people know this term, but hesitate to give it a clear definition. So,…

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Horse skeleton structure
The horse is one of the first wild animals tamed by man. For many millennia, it helps to survive on earth. And any person must know the internal structure and…

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Former "galloping": what to look for when buying?
Former racehorse: huge heart, hard work, athleticism, amazing sensitivity ... and, possibly, many physical problems. Are you able to identify the problems so often encountered by these excellent athletes? A…

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Learning to understand horses

According to psychologists, the bulk of communication problems arise due to misunderstanding. Communication with horses is no exception. Only, if in the case of people it usually leads to a spoiled mood and relationship, then in conflicts with the horse everything can end for a person much more sadly – with serious injuries.

Statistics from Australian hippologist Andrew McLean suggest that horsemen who lack knowledge of horse behavior are more likely to be injured when dealing with them. Continue reading

How to deal with a hot horse?

How to deal with a hot horse?
A hot horse looks like an onion. She has so many layers that need to be explored before we can get to the bottom of the problem. And, if you do not exercise caution, this “onion” can cause us to shed tears.

It takes time and skill to uncover the talent that is hiding inside this crazy clot of energy.

Hot horses are very different in size, exterior, and they release their energy in various ways. One horse can “start” from under you at the slightest pressure of the shankel, the other builds up tension, ready to explode just about. Whatever the hot horse, it can be a real threat to both itself and others. Continue reading

Cross Fit for Horses – Through Variety to Progress

Daily routine is addictive, monotony inhibits development, progress. Cross-training (or cross-fit) of a horse will help you step in the right direction. Not only that, he will not let the horse get bored and will reduce the risk of injury due to constantly repeated exercises. It will contribute to the full development of the horse’s body.

Studies have shown that the emancipation of the horse and the improvement of its physical form are directly related to the variety of its training, changes in types of activity. Cross-training should not be difficult or time-consuming, but should be consistent – only then you can take advantage of it.

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Character types: horses sensitive and too accommodating
Equal horses do not exist, and it is not only a matter of “external” characteristics (exterior, breed, gender). Of great importance is the fact that “inside”. In this article, I…

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We analyze: work on the cord (lynx) and the improvement of the top line of the horse
Cord work is a great way to improve the horse's top line. Without the burden of the rider’s weight, the horse can easily find a rhythmic, relaxed and balanced way…

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Calming a Nervous Horse (Another Approach)
Calming a Nervous Horse (Another Approach) A wonderful day, not a cloud in the sky, and you go for a horse ride. You have been planning it for quite some…

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Horse hearing
You ride a horse, it suddenly gets scared, then freezes in place, raising its head high and turning its ears back and forth, like antennas. Your heart is pounding, you…

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