My horse, Lily, and I have been investigating the concept of impulsion. This word is part of the “Training Scale” and seems to have different meanings to different people. It is possibly one of the most disputed terms alongside “On the Bit”. So, beginning on this journey, I have taken a deep dive into theContinue reading “Impulsion Revisited”
Enter the Virtual Working Equitation competition judged under the New Zealand standards by qualified judges. Entries close 19th October 2020 11:59PM NZT.
I usually teach a lesson on Saturday morning but this morning instead I am at the computer reflecting on the up and down world with horses. Four out of five of the horses at our property have either a lameness or injury type of irritation. Our little pony, Toby, who is normally the lesson ponyContinue reading “Injuries and Irritations”
Enter the Virtual Working Equitation competition judged under the New Zealand standards by qualified judges. Entries close 27th July 2020 11:59PM NZT.
The working horse has a job to do. The basis of training the horse is to perform their job. The sport of Working Equitation honours the working horse.
Enter the Virtual Working Equitation competition judged under the New Zealand standards by qualified judges. Entries close 1st June 2020.
The current world crisis (covid-19 virus) has forced almost everyone around the world into a mandatory break from busy life. Although my life has hardly changed at all, I have to admit that the pandemic has affected me, bringing more uncertainty and some level of worry about what life will be like in the future.Continue reading “Coping with Change”
Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to concentrate when you are anxious? On the other side, have there been days where you are relaxed and focused and have been able to learn and achieve more than usual? If you do yoga, then this is a great analogy to feel what it is likeContinue reading “Loose and Relaxed”
Our body and mind connection is especially important when dealing with our sensitive equine partners. If you are feeling stressed, find out how to soothe your mind in this article. Click the header text to open.
Times are changing – horses are no longer seen but not heard. Just as children are now allowed to be significant and self-assured, the privilege for horses to be allowed these rights is also emerging. Horses, as a working species, have had pretty hard times at the hands of humankind, labouring beyond reason to provideContinue reading “Listen if you dare”