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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How to tie a horse
Safe system for fixing the horse in the pasture. HOW TO CORRECTLY BELT A HORSE 1. General rule: eye level and arm length. A horse is tied at about the…

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Ingrid Klimke about the start of work with foals
In the past, trainers often took horses to training, starting at the draw age. While the foal grew and developed, he was taught the basic rules, which subsequently greatly facilitated…

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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 of moving. The circle naturally encourages a deeper step toward the horse’s center of gravity with the inner hind leg, causing a cyclic action of the muscle ring. But the effectiveness of the cord work, of course, depends on the skills of the cord, who works with the horse. Allowing a horse to rush with a reverse order, littered with a nape, a fallen shoulder or backside is a futile and often also harmful exercise for the horse. Continue reading

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 and, when brought in or guided into a narrow space, they can start to panic. The “sending” exercise will become a convenient tool that will help your horse overcome the fear of narrow spaces, as well as other “creepy” objects. With this exercise, I teach horses to enter a horse carrier. Continue reading

Point of view: horse jumping with Clinton Anderson

Using this exercise, you will teach your horse how to confidently overcome obstacles, both natural and human. Give your horse a goal – this will make training more fun and interesting for both of you and increase the horse’s trust and respect for you. Repeated repeated daily work on the same leads to the fact that many horses become lazy and boring. When you introduce obstacles to training, the horse’s interest and involvement will increase significantly. Continue reading

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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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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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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Save the horse from overwork!
Save the horse from overwork! You worked hard to get your horse in good shape by the start of the season and take part in several tournaments. At first, everything…

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