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Tips for tying your horse safely

Safely tying your horse

Tying a horse safely is a basic horsemanship skill, but there’s more to it than fastening your rope around the handiest object. Here are some important tips on what to do, and what to avoid. Do’s for Tying Horses Use a long enough rope (10 to 12 feet is standard) in good condition. A good […]

My favourite horsemanship blogs

There is so much advice available online that its sometimes hard to know who to follow. I subscribe to quite a few blogs and these are some of my favourites for working ‘with’ horses using methods that are generally positive and considerate of the horse’s needs and feelings. To get off to the best start with your […]

Jenny Pearce – Happiness and Wellbeing for Horse and Rider

I recently re-connected with Jenny Pearce, a friend from way back, a healer extraordinaire and a fantastic teacher. Jenny’s passion for helping people and horses was  so evident during our conversation that as I learned more about what she is now teaching, I’m inspired to share her gifts and wisdom. As an example, watch and read […]

How do you approach your horse training?

I have just read a book by notable dog trainer, Harrison Forbes called ‘Dog Talk‘, and I liked his perspective on training methods so much I wanted to share it. In quoting Harrison – I’ve put ‘horse’ in brackets to help you visualise better. “Instead of watching their dogs (horses), I find people are watching a […]

CAT for Horses

By Laurel Gordon Based on a definition of CAT-H by Dolores Arste and Kellie Snyder. While working on her Master’s thesis, behavioural science student Kellie Snyder noticed that positive reinforcement methods like clicker training, or giving food treats, didn’t work so well on animals when there was a lot of fear involved. With the help […]

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 […]

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