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.
Probably everybody knows the importance of training your horse to de-spook at scary objects. But how about you? How spooky are you yourself?
Today the horses got new places to explore. Horses do not belong in stalls, the reason why domesticated horses show so many behavioural issues is simply because they cannot be horse anymore. And sadly people do not understand enough about the true nature of horses to see that their horses are not exposing normal behaviour. … Continue reading Pasture paradise.
Life will be understood living backwards. How believes and thoughts influence our life and therefore our horses. Diving in my own history there are so many keys to be found the horses gave to me. Continue reading....
We had a windy day, and we did some confidence building. My horses live on 2,5 hectare pasture, and their environment is pretty much the same all the time. Not so much room for mental stimulation. I want to have confident horses, so I give them possibilities to investigate things. First on safe ground then … Continue reading Playing with the elements, the wind.
If you have problems with your horse getting tensed when you are hacking out, it is important to have control over yourself. Trying to control your horse will typically produce more tension. The worse thing to do is pulling the reins this will put more fuel on the fire. Depending on the situation there are lots of things you can do.