Allowing the horse to sense their environment, react in line with their emotional state, and find safety is the key to building resilience.
A podcast giving an introduction to the nervous system. This will lead into the demonstrations of techniques and methods that I will be using at Equifest and in my clinics.
This post is about why teaching horses good posture, and even ourselves for that matter, will lead to better nervous system functioning and more resilience (giving us the wings).
My horse, Gino, has been a perplexing case of difficulties. Now almost 11, he’s been with me for eight years. He is a friendly and curious horse who makes me wonder if he was a dog in a past life due to behaviours such as being exceptionally loyal, licking everyone, and having no fear aboutContinue reading “A Horse with More Freeze Than Go”
An understanding of the nervous system, and it’s most severe response under threat – the immobility response – provides a useful guide for training horses.