This article has been inspired by the work of California Classics. Dorothy Rogers and Aaron Winchell are handcrafting beautiful bosals in the long...Continue Reading →
Category : Thoughts
Lately, I have been asked the question: "Do you really reward your horse all the time?" It might sound like the answer is obvious, but I think it...Continue Reading →
The other day, I was preparing pancakes and my son came with a question: "why do you add baking powder?", and here I go for a casual lesson about...Continue Reading →
7 Clinics, Betty Staley
Betty Staley talks about punishment very well in this series of DVDs and I can not help but convey her words of wisdom.
Punishment, such as hitting the horse with your hand, your whip or your spurs, is just a completely useless act. Ultimately, such behavior can put you at risk and you obtain a result that is opposite to what you look for.
We should always keep in mind that horses have a very strong sense of self-preservation which, combined to a remarkable memory, will teach them very quickly to be afraid of humans if approached and worked with this punishment method.
To be a good leader, a horse ought to remain in control of the situation all the time. In most mammal gatherings, old leaders lose their status the...Continue Reading →
Horses minds are jigsaw puzzles / quote
This is our responsibility to make sure that we did not tear or lose a piece of the puzzle.
Wild horses have left European plains and 99.9% of our horses have been bred in farms, handled as weanlings, started between their second to fourth birthdays, and sold to private owners, professional stables or riding schools.
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Definition of "horsemanship" is: the art or practice of riding on horseback. I think horsemanship is much more and can not be limited to the time...Continue Reading →
Horsemanship can not be limited to a method or specific exercises, as all horses are different individuals and may react differently to the same...Continue Reading →