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 time and are looking forward to meeting new places.
Unfortunately, your horse is worried. Even during the cleaning and saddle, she showed signs of nervousness, and now, when you sat down in the saddle, you can literally feel her anxiety through an occasion, by the way she fiercely gnaws iron, and with her whole body, because she begins to dance in place. It seems like you are sitting on a bomb about to explode. Continue reading
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, let’s start from the very beginning: negative reinforcement is a training tool in which painless pressure is applied until the horse responds in the desired way. When the horse answers, the pressure is relieved. Over time, the horse associates this particular reaction with a proper response. Continue reading
The 2018 World Dressage Championship among young horses is held annually in three age categories – 5, 6 and 7 years. In these competitions, horses are in the foreground, not their athletes, whose task is to maximally advantageously present the natural abilities of their wards. Among the winners of the World Cup, champions of Europe, the world and the Olympic Games are not often found, the stallions-producers who won this competition clearly demonstrate their athletic inclinations, which they then successfully pass on to their children. Continue reading