Behaviour - Your Horse's View

What's the key to understanding your horse's behaviour? Is he really bad? What can you do?

You'll find help in this section as we'll be looking at why horses behave and react as they do and we'll investigate the various approaches to dealing with the less-than-easy horse. Don't forget that we'll be adding new information every month so check in regularly - remember we're here to help.

THE IMPORTANCE OF GROUNDWORK - GETTING YOUR HORSE TO LISTEN

The importance of groundwork The winter is by and large a very tedious time. It becomes increasingly difficult to fit any time for riding into your day, once you have battled through the mud, the weather, the incredibly short-day length.…

TEACHING YOUR HORSE TO STAND STILL

STANDING STILL IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILLS YOUR HORSE SHOULD HAVE...When the ground is slippery due to rain, mud, ice or snow, it’s more important than ever that your horse is relaxed when you’re leading him from the…

DO YOU HAVE GIRTHING ISSUES?

Girthing issues?Is your horse happy when you do his girth up? If the answer is yes, then good, but make sure you know what to do should that no longer be the case. It is all too easy for our…

PROBLEMS MOUNTING YOUR HORSE - How not to mount

MOUNTING ADVICE AND TIPSScenario "When Mary went to get back down onto the mounting block her foot slipped, and both the mounting block and Mary ended up underneath Apple her horse!  Apple freaked, took off, and trampled Mary on his way!…

WARNING! - Horses and Fireworks- Tips on keeping them safe

“Don’t frighten the horses”Warning horse owners and those who are planning fireworks celebrations in areas near to where horses live please take extra care during November when fireworks and bonfires associated with Guy Fawkes and Diwali celebrations could frighten and…

HOW TO SPEAK HORSE - Learn to understand your horses' communication styles

A QUICK GUIDE TO YOUR HORSES' DIFFERENT COMMUNICATION STYLESLearn to better understand and interact with your horse by speaking his language and understanding what's going on in his life.Have you ever stopped to listen to what your horse is saying?…

QUICK TIPS TO HELP KEEP YOUR HORSE SOUND

3 TOP TIPS TO HELP KEEP YOUR HORSE SOUND. .1.       Build him back into work gradually especially if he has had time off. We're always short of time these days, and trying to get your horse fit too quickly doesn’t…

HOW TO INTRODUCE HORSES TO EACH OTHER - They need friends too

MAKING FRIENDS- Step by step guide to introducing your horse to another horseIf someone has ever invaded your personal space uninvited, then you will know just how your horse feels when you turn him out with a field companion he…
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