Training Rain – T Lauer

Training Rain Day 2 Wednesday, Feb. 8 Day two was surprising and pretty cool! I went out to catch Rain on my own, sans cookies or grain. I did place the halter in my hoodie pocket, so my hands were free. When I was about 10 feet away, she took off, but not too far. […]

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Horse Training Reflections – Letters To Kirsten

Carrying on from a previous newsletter topic, I thought I would share some of the comments that were sent about the lesson on horse training techniques. Each comment gave more food for thought and pounded on the question… What is Horse Training?

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The Seven Habits of Horsemanship

Steven Covey’s book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is a fantastic model for people getting along with people. Using his model, I have taken the liberty of applying his ideas to horsemanship to share a perspective on how riders can perhaps get along with horses a bit better.

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Horsemanship

Horsemanship is an art as well as a science…..It is a journey into becoming a better person for the sake of the animal that you love

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Are Horses Really So Different From Us?

According to scientists, when a horse is happy or in fear the chemicals produced in the body are exactly the same as with people.

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Solving Your Horse’s Problem By Introducing New Ones

The solution to horse behavior problems, often lies in introducing the opposite problem; one uncharacteristic for the horse

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Solving Horse Problems

Working out a relationship between a prey animal (horse) and a predator (human) is inherently challenging

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Horses and The Comfort Zone Model

The Comfort Zone Model was developed by human psychologists and has a powerful application when working with horses.

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Equine Imbalance

...."Many problems (of the horse) can be caused by unbalanced patterns of tension in the body"........
....."Uneven tension will often result in uneven body use, difficulty carrying a saddle and rider, stiffness generally 'through the back' or the body as a whole, behavioural problems etc..... " Gavin Scofield D.O.
Founder of Equine Postural Training &
Official Osteopath for the British Endurance team

Acknowledgements

Photos Contributed by:
Jim McCleary - McCleary Photography
Christianne Gentile - True by Christianne
Sarah Wengernuk - Essence Photography

Quote Of The Day

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
~Albert Einstein