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”
Boredom with tasks is a topic that I hear discussed from time to time about horses. After spending a good many years observing horses in the herd, I think that the term “bored” when applied to horses is not an accurate description. This can also lead to confusing the human into thinking that the horseContinue reading “My poor bored horse”
Here is a tip for reprogramming a horse that has been trained to do the turn in and stop manoeuvre when lunging.
Although there has been plenty written about the Dressage Training Scale, I’d like to offer some thought on the “Why do we need a scale?” question and how creatively interpreting the sections can aid our training. The most commonly used scale is the German Training Scale, shown in pictures and English + German terms toContinue reading “Dressage – Thoughts on the Training Scale”
In the centuries upon centuries that humans have interacted with horses, we have come around in our thinking, progressing further with ethical treatment and understanding of the abilities and attributes of horses. Our interactions in terms of partnership can be seen across a continuum of flavours. The representation above, shows three simple categories. We mightContinue reading “Purity of Partnership”
We need to develop ourselves mentally and physically for riding as well as the horse. The art of riding proficiently and with harmony take time and concentrated effort.
Starting from 12th of January 2020, we will be on tour in the central north island running Working Equitation Introductory 2 hour group sessions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to sign up for a clinic.