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Finding that Friendship Spot

Last month I talked about being friends first with your horse and how ‘peer attachment’ is an important concept and part of the Friendship Training Program. “Mutual grooming is one of the most important acts for cementing the relationship between two horses …. It is an indicator of the strongest bond within an equine family […]

Bitless News

Bitless Basics Overview Video Parts of the presentation I did on Bitless Riding at Agfest last month were filmed and photographed (thanks Saskia and Nikki) and I’ve put together a sample of some Bitless Basics to give a brief overview of some of the things you can teach your horse. Basics like lateral flexion, hindquarter […]

Lets be Friends First

While most people would like to think they are friends with their horse, and many know that being friendly with your horse is the first step in any horsemanship program, few realise just how far you can develop that friendship. One horsemanship program that bases its philosophy on the unique bonds horses form with each […]

Book and website

Horse Watch – What it is to Be Equine by Marthe Kiley-Worthington This would have to be the best book on Equine Ethology I’ve ever read. And that is simply because the author constantly references her own herd of arabian horses that she has studied extensively over a 20 year period. The scientific discussion and […]

Horsemanship

Teaching in the Way of The horse I came across this excellent article about developing courage in the horse. It is written by  Paul Dufresne , who says “Developing a trusting relationship with your horse by proving that you are a safe leader will help you to overcome situations where your horse may become fearful. […]

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