Horse problems: swimming
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…

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We teach a horse to upset
We teach a horse to upset Have you ever found yourself in a situation where the ability of a horse to calmly and smoothly lay back was extremely necessary? At…

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Desensitization: Give the Horse Confidence
Desensitization: Give the Horse Confidence Fright is a natural reaction of horses. They are animal victims with a developed flight instinct, and this means that they are more likely to…

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but can also cause

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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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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…

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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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Protein in a horse's diet
Protein in a horse's diet After water, protein is the most common substance in the horse's body, from the brain to the hooves. Protein is not only muscle mass. These…

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Dressage horses
The art of riding a horse in and out appeared immediately after a person realized that a horse can not only be harnessed, but also ride a horse. Different peoples…

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