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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Disengagement

The term disengagement means the horse no longer has a source of power from its hindquarters.

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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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Riding a Horse with Collection

Many riders think of collection only as a frame that is created by manipulating the head and neck into an arched position

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Classical Horse Training

This type of horse training is not limited to dressage, it encompasses all Western and English riding disciplines.

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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

I used to say all there is to it is feel, timing and balance. I still can’t improve on those three words, but there is so much that goes on within that
~Tom Dorrance