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How to help your herd bound horse

by Cynthia Cooper Often referred to as being ‘barn sour’ or rushing home, the herd bound horse just wants to stay near the barn or get home and back to their mates as fast as possible. It can turn in to a frustrating or dangerous situation, especially if you’re out on the trail and lose […]

Leadership with horses

by Cynthia Cooper Natural Horsemanship has increased our awareness of relationships with horses – the terms partnership, respect, leader, alpha etc. have become common but their meaning can be as varied as the meaning we give to those terms in our human relationships. Good Leadership is recognised as being an essential part of the equation. […]

More Interesting Challenges

As your horsemanship skills improve, it will benefit you and your horse to find ways of putting things into practice by playing with more obstacles and challenges. Below are some ideas photographed at various fun days and tournaments. Before trying the advanced versions such as at liberty or bareback/bridle-less, try them online and with headgear/saddle on […]

Tasks featured at the Agfest Challenge Tournament

The idea of this event is to have fun and complete as many of the challenges as you can in the allotted time. The total time is 30 minutes and each task successfully completed scores 5 points. You will be able to add 5 extra points for every additional part of a task marked with […]

Finding Challenges around Your Farm

Many properties will have natural obstacles that can develop your ground skills, and turn tasks into fun. Just be sure to asses them thoroughly for safety first by checking for sharp areas, things that could snag a rope or small spaces a horse could trap a hoof. Kristen and Snowy discovered many interesting things to play with […]

Ask Cynthia – ‘Hoof Handling Problem’

I wonder if you can help me. I have been practising natural horsemanship for over 5 years and am learning everyday. I have overcome some huge problems with emotional abused and damaged horses, but am stuck on the current one. I normally allow a horse to chill a bit and settle into my routines, whilst […]

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