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Here you can find a whole range of interesting activities and useful information.
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I always come to the science of horse training from the back end. Meaning I figure out what works, and have a fairly good idea why it works, and then at some later date, I discover the science of why that particular exercise works.
For several years now I have been doing things differently than I have in the past, with amazing results. From the changes in Mustangs at clinics, stallions in Morocco, horses with separation anxiety, and horses that bite, they have all been about less correction and more connection.
In this video I uncover the science of why building connection first, before training, has been having such amazing outcomes for me, and it all comes done to one thing: Polyvagal Theory. This is a quick peek into my newest favourite subject.
Does your horse push you?
When solving behavioural issues with horses, you have a number of options available to you. One is to correct the behaviour, but another is to allow the horse to do it, and make the outcome that the horse is trying to achieve become difficult. This is one of the ways of using "making the wrong thing hard and the right thing easy". The word "hard" doesn't mean your put pressure on them like many people think, it means it makes the wrong thing difficult for them to achieve.
In this video I show a large Fresian who's intended outcome is to push into me. By electing not to engage in that behaviour, there ends up being no winner or loser, just two parties who come to an agreement.
The most important part of this video, however, is not about the technique. It's about your inner energy and body language while doing it. As you will see in the video, you have to calmly elect not to engage with them, but you cannot be defensive, and try to prevent them from pushing into you, nor can you be fearful, and shrink away from them. Doing either of those would not make this exercise work.
This is an exercise of non-judgementalism, you cannot judge what the horse is doing or it will affect your energy and affect the outcome. You can't be scared or frustrated, but instead, just be present and respond to what it is happening. It's definitely of the harder skills for many people to learn, as it goes against our nature, but it is a key element to working well with horses.
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Try this little experiment – the next time you ride, open your mouth, hang your jaw and touch the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth.
Do this for ten or more strides and feel the change in your horse’s impulsion.
equitopiacenter.com Tamara Elkayam takes a look at the Horse's TMJ and proposes some tips that will help with unclenching the jaw for improved impulsion.
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Thanks to whoever wrote this beautiful passage:
How much weight can a horse carry?
In my experience, a horse can carry an infinite amount.
They can carry the weight of broken hearts, broken homes, and broken bodies. Countless tears sometimes comb their tangled manes. Moments when parents and friends cannot be there to help and hold a person, horses embrace and empower. They carry physical, mental, and emotional handicaps. They carry hopes and dreams; and they will carry the stress from your day when you can't carry it anymore.
They carry graduations, they carry new careers, they carry moves away from everything familiar, they carry marriages, they carry divorces, they carry funerals, they carry babys before they are born, and sometimes they carry the mothers who cannot carry their own baby. They carry mistakes, they carry joy, they carry the good and they carry the bad. They carry drugs and addictions, but they also carry the celebrations.
They will carry you to success when all you have felt is failure. They will carry you, never knowing the weight of your burdens and triumphs.
If you let them, they will carry you through life, and life is hard, life is heavy. But a horse will make you feel weightless under it all.
Life is weird right now.
Which I know is probably the understatement of the century. But despite all the current weirdness (or maybe because of it), I’ve discovered there’s a number of positives to come out of upside-down world around me. And unsurprisingly, they all have a little something to do with horses.
horsenetwork.com Life is weird right now. Which I know is probably the understatement of the century. But despite all the current weirdness (or maybe because of it), I’ve discovered there’s a number of positives to come out of upside down world around me. And unsurprisingly, they all have a little something to d...
As a horse owner, there are certain things that only we know, and other equestrians can appreciate. In this top 25 run-down, the MirrorMePR Equine Team share some of their muses and mutterings on things that only equestrians know!
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Do this and you will never have big issues with your horse
radeklibal.com You will have to overcome a lot of small issues while training your horse. With some horses there will be more of them than with others. However there will always be some. You cannot avoid having small issues. What you can avoid however are big issues. The issues that might force you to sell your ho...
It’s the end of summer, everyone is going back to school or work, and it’s the perfect time to set some resolutions that probably won’t last after October… But let’s do it anyways!
blog.equisense.com Everyone is going back to school or work, and it’s the perfect time to take some good resolutions, starting with 7 exercises to get your horse back to work!
I’m Scared when I Ride: What can I do?
blog.equisense.com Let’s face it: we’ve ALL been scared of riding one day. Sometimes it gives us a boost, and sometimes it freezes us. So let’s talk about it.
Riding isn't a matter of life or death. It's more important than that.
Riding isn't a matter of life or death. It's more important than that.
Putting a bit in your horse’s mouth has become a habit so rooted in our daily life that we often forget that this metal bar is anything but innocuous. But is it the right bit for your horse?
blog.equisense.com Putting a bit in your horse’s mouth has become a habit so rooted in our daily life. How to know if the bit I have suits my horse?
5 Exercises for a Better Seat with Bec Braitling
blog.ridingwarehouse.com Meet Bec Braitling, CCI5* event rider, Area VI Young Rider coach, and ICP Level 4 instructor. If you've had the privilege of riding with Bec, then you know how greatly she emphasizes having a strong, balanced position at all levels of the sport. Below, Bec shares 5 of her favorite exercises you...
What would be the title of your horse book?
artisticdressage.com There are two groups of parameters that can describe the horse’s movements, and through which the rider is able to determine and influence the horse’s gait and posture. If you change one or several of these parameters, the horse’s appearance and feel changes. The first group refers to the posi...
Horse Sale Scams – Tips for Safe Buying and Selling (10 Red Flags)
savvyhorsewoman.com Thanks to the internet, it’s now easier than ever to buy or sell a horse, sight-unseen, from hundreds of miles away. While most people out there are open and honest, there will always be scammers…
Researchers determined that Equivibe-treated stalled horses had lower heart rates, cortisol levels.
thehorse.com Researchers determined that Equivibe-treated stalled horses had lower heart rates, cortisol levels.
For owners who don’t want to put shoes on their horses, hoof boots might protect sensitive soles, a study finds
thehorse.com While hoof boots are a popular among trail riders, research on if and how they work is limited. A graduate student investigated their use on asphalt and crushed stone, and here’s what she learned.
This past weekend my friend Haley and I loaded up our dogs and headed to Centralia, Washington, where June was entered Intro in her first recognized event. After an 11 hour drive, we arrived safe and sound and June settled in pretty well. She needs a refresher on her ground manners and stall manners (No need to paw the door when you see me, June), but that’s a post for another day.
3dayadventureswithhorses.wordpress.com So.Much.To.Say So, lets get to it! This past weekend my friend Haley and I loaded up our dogs and headed to Centralia, Washington, where June was entered Intro in her first recognized event. After …
Jack had back to back jump lessons this weekend, which means there’s a lot to cover if I’m going to do both justice here, but dang it I’m going to try to remember everything! Today I’ll recap our showjumping lesson.
redontheright.com Jack had back to back jump lessons this weekend, which means there’s a lot to cover if I’m going to do both justice here, but dang it I’m going to try to remember everything! Toda…
"The incident on Wednesday provides the perfect backdrop for a primer on how visitors can and should enjoy the famed wild horses from afar and give them plenty of space. It’s important to note the horses are wild animals, despite the illusion oftentimes they are somewhat domesticated and tame."
mdcoastdispatch.com ASSATEAGUE -- The arrival of the Fourth of July weekend, along with one individual who this week thought it was a good idea to actually mount one of the
Remember your pets this weekend!
blog.lifesabundance.com Did you know that July 5th is one of the busiest days for both vets and animal shelters? Learn what you can do to help keep your pet safe at home during this year's Fourth of July celebrations.
We're honoring the deep bond between horse and rider in our series, A Letter to My Horse. And we want you to participate! In mid-July, we're choosing 3 top reader submissions to this series to win some awesome prizes and be published on https://bit.ly/2NNYYXd.
noellefloyd.com We're honoring the deep bond between horse and rider in our series, A Letter to My Horse. And we want you to participate! In mid-July, we're choosing 3 top reader submissions to this series to win some awesome prizes and be published on NoelleFloyd.com. Learn how to participate here. Dear Flexible,....
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Summer heat can be a problem~
When it's hot and humid, humans aren’t the only species that suffer from overheating. Horses and other livestock feel the discomfort of heat and humidity, too.
How to Participate
Submit a letter written in the same format and style as our Letter to My Horse series by Monday, July 6 at 8AM Eastern.
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"You know you shouldn’t indulge, but the urge is just too powerful."
chronofhorse.com The social media photo caption reads something like, “This is my grade Appaloosa Paint Thoroughbred stud gelding Punxsutawney Pete. What do y’all use to prevent these open wounds from my tack on our 12-hour endurance rides?” You scroll throu...
Trailer Dressing Room Conversion Part 2
3dayadventureswithhorses.wordpress.com In my last Dirt and mud and shavings and hay will be SO easy to clean now! Plus, I also moved the spare tire out. It’ll have a permanent home on the front of the trailer, but until that weld…
Everything you need to know about Myler Bits! Comment a question during the broadcast for your chance to WIN the Myler Bit of your choice.
The Gypsy Vanner Breed
benefabproducts.com The Gypsy Cob, also known as The Irish Cob, Gypsy Horse or Gypsy Vanner, is a type of domestic horse that was first bred by the Romanichal’s.
Nightshade poisoning in Horses
benefabproducts.com One of the more common and especially toxic types is the deadly nightshade plant, or Atropa Belladonna. Horses will usually avoid eating poisonous plants
stablestyle.net Shop for unexpected equestrian finds on Amazon. This list has 100 horse themed items for you to shop right now! Enjoy and happy shopping!
Vet Adventures: Wild Thing—An Orphaned Mustang Foal Beats All Odds
horseillustrated.com Veterinarian Courtesy S. Diehl, DVM shares a story about an orphaned Mustang foal who fights to overcome impossible odds.
"As part of living in a civilized society, it is our obligation to look after those who are weak, sick, or powerless," veterinarian Margaret R. Slater, senior director of epidemiology, animal health services with the ASPCA, tells WebMD. "Our responsibility includes our domestic animals, whom we took from the wild and made dependent on us."
treehugger.com Feeding feral cats is the kind thing to do, but there are other, better ways to help them, too.
Here you can find a whole range of interesting activities and useful information.
Facebook has a wonderful function that allows Facebook event pages to be shared to the events list here on this page. The best part about this function is that your original event is still completely yours and every change made can be seen when clicking the link on this page!
We try to include all the equestrian events in Georgia, but we need your help. Please create Facebook event pages for your events and then invite admin June Brewer to the event. That’s the best way for us to learn about it and share it on this page.
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