News from ISES, the international society of equitation science. ISES position statement on the use/misuse of leadership and dominance concepts in horse training.

  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.

If a mare loves you.

I introduced a new human to my horses. And they came all running towards us to smell our new guest. I have never seen a human staying in this wonderful energy of peace when suddenly all horses came really close so investigate him. My horses told me that this is a special human. And they … Continue reading If a mare loves you.

What goes around…

What goes around comes around. Onix is a hot-tempered son of a PRE stallion and his bossy mother. For a while his language was always written in hooves and teeth. Specially on moments when he felt overwhelmed with emotions. When Ramon and Onix were weaned of, they had spent almost two years in the herd … Continue reading What goes around…

Transformational days.

Wednesday I had a conversation with Dáma, she showed me her sorrow. She was sad that she had no foals anymore. She always had foals and they were taken away from her. She sees Onix and Ramon grow up. And she just wants one for herself and stay together When I promised her that she … Continue reading Transformational days.

Playing with the elements, the wind.

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.

Is your horse hard to catch?

Lets get into real problem solving instead dealing with a symptom. Read more.......

The ‘thinking’ horse.

Horses do think! And they have the right to develope their cognitive abilitys. Observations from my herd show me proof everyday. It is a real plessure to be around horses who have the chance to develope as individuals and use their brains.

Is your horse allowed to speak?

Communication is a two way street. Is your horse a slave and just operating out of learnd helplesnes. Or is your horse allowed to give its opinion, and has the right to say no? Valuable tips that will improve your partnership with your horse.