Bold One Show Jumping Training
29th Apr 2015
With a generally interesting international / local section under Lifestyle which may not have anything to do with equestrian at all.
29th Apr 2015
Tack and equipment purchases, travel expenses, and show bills can really add up. Photo: Alexandra Beckstett One of my joys of horse ownership is the thrill of competition: Setting goals and achieving them, always aiming for that perfect trip, and
22nd Apr 2015
Use this diagram as a guideline to build a componst bin.. Photo: Illustration by Elizabeth Clark Spring is a great time to make plans for building your new manure composting bins! Composting is my favorite manure management technique – it
21st Apr 2015
There are countless hoof products and practices—both verifiable and unverifiable—out there that the author says have become more popular due to salesmanship rather than evidence. Photo: Erica Larson “Evidence-based” is recent buzzphrase that is
20th Apr 2015
This video is about Let’s Win Round 2 SA Outdoor GP 2015 ridden by Samantha McIntosh
19th Apr 2015
This video is about Let’s Win jump-off in the Nissan South Afrrican Outdoor Grand Prix – 2015, ridden by Samantha McIntosh.
19th Apr 2015
Jack (at left) just minutes after moving in with Atty, his first roommate in several years. Now that’s a happy horse! Photo: Michelle Anderson A year ago I was ready to give up on my Quarter Horse gelding, Jack. But, first, it’s important to note
14th Apr 2015
That neat idea I had eight years and thousands of dollars ago is only now paying off with what I originally set out to produce: My next show hunter. Photo: Alexandra Beckstett While I was interviewing theriogenologists Drs. Ben Espy (DVM, Dipl. ACT)
13th Apr 2015
The EDCC will provide accurate information and real-time alerts when disease outbreaks occur. Photo: Kevin Thompson/TheHorse.com In 2010 the American Horse Council (AHC) and the USDA initiated creation of the National Equine Health Plan to improve
7th Apr 2015
I know horses intimately as an art subject, the musculoskeletal system, the way the coat shines over the muscles and the facial expressions. Pastel drawings of African animals and Racehorses. Digital Photographic Art of African Animals printed on canvas. Mosaic rocks and frames. I live on a wildlife estate in
I am a digital painter. I switched from oils to digital when I found that the effects I could achieve far surpassed anything I could do in oils alone. I can, and frequently do mix the effects of oils and water colour on one canvas and can then draw the effect of charcoal on top of both.
Mistake #1 – Thinking your horse is like a dog or a cat.
Unless the new horse owner has been educated, they may think their horse is like a cat or dog. The new horse owner may pat his thigh and say, “C’mon” a few times and the horse will just leap into the trailer like a happy dog.
Since there is no one right way or one wrong way to train a horse, you may want to change the method you are using to train your horse. You have several different ways to choose from. If you are not having any luck with one method you can always try another.
BIT VS. BITLESS TRAINING
When it comes to the welfare of the horse, riders and trainers do their best to ensure that the horse is not subject to pain under saddle. One of the most common debates is about training horses to be ridden with a bit and training them to be ridden without a bit. There are many advantages to both methods. For certain situations, a bit may be more efficient than not using one. In other situations, riding without a bit may be more comfortable to the horse than using a bit. It depends on the situation, the training level of the horse, the rider’s abilities, and the goals that you are trying to achieve with your horse as to which method will work best.
The animal kingdom has a pecking order, which is very similar to our military. In the military the ranks in pecking order is General down to Private. The General will make the decisions on where to go and what to do, etc.
You should practice things your horse already knows before introducing something new. New skills should be introduced on something your horse already knows. Building on previously learnt skills is the key to being successful in horse training.