We teach a horse to load a horse
Loading a horse into a horse carrier should not be reduced to a struggle, during which the horse reaches a state of panic, and you press on it until it…

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We remove the enslavement of muscles in the girth area (sports massage)
Muscle tightening in the girth area can cause a horse discomfort and, therefore, affect the quality of the horse. I want to tell you how to identify the corresponding problem…

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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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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 would like to talk about two types of equine characters and how to combine knowledge of them with a choice of training methods. My review is by no means comprehensive, but quite clearly reflects the main points.

Too obedient horse

Horses of this type are characterized by a great desire to work and a high degree of ambition, which is sometimes falsely interpreted as nervousness. They want and love to learn and cater to the rider, often anticipate his actions (they respond before the rider completes the signal or message, making mistakes as a result). Horses of this type can be very difficult to make relax, often due to the inappropriate reaction of the riders to their expectations. Continue reading

Reportage: lessons from the senior rider of the Spanish Riding School

Creating harmony and expressiveness.

Not every day riders have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the teaching methods transmitted from generation to generation by the masters of the Spanish Riding School. My report was the result of the presence in the lessons of Andreas Hausberger, the senior rider of the School. The internship for the riders under his leadership was organized at the Pasmore Stables stable in Whitehall, Virginia. Continue reading

Work on the development of horse musculature

Work on the development of horse musculature
The goal of changing the horse’s postural reflexes is to help her move better. However, it is often forgotten from the first minutes of training. Why? Different muscles of the horse’s body serve different purposes, but riders, unfortunately, often cannot activate the muscles that need to be activated at one time or another. However, activation of abnormal muscles can cause other problems, such as stiffness or limited flexion of the joints, which is counterproductive for dressage purposes. Continue reading

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We train a horse through narrow spaces
We train a horse through narrow spaces The exercise I want to talk about will help you steer your horse through narrow spaces without moving. Horses are claustrophobic in nature…

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Equestrian Driving
In recent years, experts have noted the complication of all sports disciplines that are characteristic of equestrian driving competitions. Tests for dressing, obstacles at a marathon and parkour are becoming…

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World Dressage Championship
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…

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When to castrate
The testicles of a normal stallion descend from the abdomen into the scrotum during birth. Castration can be performed immediately after birth, but usually with this time for several reasons.…

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