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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 […]

Lunging to Connection: A Road Less Travelled

by Jo Spiller I have had the most marvellous time writing this article.  There are things I thought I knew; I mean, after all, I have a degree from The British Horse Society to teach riding. I have been teaching riders and schooling horses successfully for a long time, so what could I be missing? […]

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 […]

Firehorse Inspirations with Michelle Dennis

This is a DVD that challenges us to think about what we do with horses, and why, and poses the question ‘What’s in if for the horse?’ Michelle and her team of horses, ponies, and donkeys give you a more than a glimpse at the possibilities when you take the time to really listen to […]

Advantages of You Versus a Trainer

I’ve had a few conversations with horse owners about whether its better to have their horse started under saddle or re-started/trained by a trainer or themselves. While I’m not having a go at ‘trainers’ here, my suggestion is always going to be biased towards what’s best for the horse overall. So the answer as to […]

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 […]

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