Pat Parelli: teaching a horse to enter the water
For many riders to ride bareback along the shore of a pond on a hot summer day is a very attractive prospect. An amazing, fabulous picture ... only if the…

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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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Pat Parelli: teaching a horse to enter the water
For many riders to ride bareback along the shore of a pond on a hot summer day is a very attractive prospect. An amazing, fabulous picture ... only if the…

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noise even stronger

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 are tensing to hear what it is listening to, but the moments pass in complete silence and you understand that your horse hears what you do not hear.

Understanding how your horse’s hearing is different from yours and how its reaction to sounds is different from yours can provide valuable information about its behavior. This can help you anticipate and possibly avoid the dangerous horse-eater or reduce the horse’s anxiety in such “noisy” situations, such as competitions. Continue reading

Three things a horse would like to tell you about
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…

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Pat Parelli: teaching a horse to enter the water
For many riders to ride bareback along the shore of a pond on a hot summer day is a very attractive prospect. An amazing, fabulous picture ... only if the…

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The pros and cons of field training
My stable is not too chic, but it is functional. I have big safe stalls for my horses, a nice wide ventilation aisle and two great saddle spots right next…

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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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