Biggest annoyances horses have about humans part two. Do not tighten the girth to tight. I tell you this in name of the horses. I was once called to help a horse that had no go. This rider always tightened the saddle so much it really hurted his horse. It was not a wonder the … Continue reading Biggest annoyances horses have about humans 2.
It is summertime again. And every year I meet with people who still believe in this myth, that they cannot give water to their horse water after the training or hacking out. They put thirsty horses in a stable and close the water for two hours. This is absolute cruelty, on hot days horses can … Continue reading Biggest annoyances horses have about humans 1
After years of trying all kind of home-made recipes for natural mosquito/horse-fly repellant. I settled down with my best ever solution. It works, so nothing needs change anymore. It is nourishing the skin, just as my natural Tick repellant is safe for your horse to be used on the skin. If you live in a … Continue reading Natural nourishing mosquito/horse-fly repellant. 100 effective, make it yourself.
My lesson from yesterday.... Always stay alert. It is this precious art of balancing being allert and fully relaxed at the same time. If you would like to see what happened click here 😁 Because we are going so nicely together lately, and or I was too much focusing on something else. My mind wandered … Continue reading Biting the sand again.
I used the water hose first time this year. The water trunks I had placed in the shade of the acacia trees in front of the shed. This is the summer position. The alges stay out and the water stays cool. I Never let horses drink from water trunks that are heated by the sun. … Continue reading What you get is what to work/play with.
Amazing thing that is called life. I had made an agreement with the birds, and year after year they leave me my cherry. I have got a huge cherry tree and our agreement is that all cherrys that I can reach are mine. And the rest of the fruit is all for the birds. approximately … Continue reading Agreements.
Lately I visited a hindu temple. At first there seemed nobody there, we enjoyed our walk through the beautiful park around the temple. Just when we thought of heading home, one of the inhabitants of the community appeared on a grass mower machine. He was so in peace and had such a radiant smile we … Continue reading SMILE!
You did not hear from me for a while, I have still lots of things about horses that I feel I need sharing with you but I just could not get myself motivated to go on and write. From the start of my weblog I had the goal to clear the sky about dominance … Continue reading News from ISES, the international society of equitation science. ISES position statement on the use/misuse of leadership and dominance concepts in horse training.
Giving the horses the possibility to move out when they want, gives the confidence to stay in. If humans just learn to understand that letting go of the control, is the way to keep their horses with them.... both mentally and physically.
When Onix and Ramon had to be gelded, I prepared them for the vet. I know my boys well and they are not so much used to man, make that more complicated if that man is a vet who is gonna give them a shot. They are used to the clicker system of positive reinforcement, so … Continue reading How to prepare your horse for the vet.