Category: Training & Husbandry

Jock Paget and Clifton Promise.
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Half-halt the key to getting your horse on the bit

There is a specific aid to put your horse on the bit – and that is the half halt.

The buck stops here
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The buck stops here

If every horse was started without fighting and bucking, there’d be no ‘problem’ horses.

Teaching your horse to moove forward
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Teaching your horse to moove forward

To move a horse forward, you must apply pressure in the green ‘flight zone’.

Safe ways of tying up your horse
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Safe ways of tying up your horse

Follow these simple rules on safe tying up to avoid drama and injury.

Regaining your confidence after an accident
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Regaining your confidence after an accident

Advice on ‘physical fear’ and getting back in the saddle after a fall.

Imke Bartels-Schellekens and Sunrise.
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How to get the correct canter lead every time

Tips and exercises to help train your horse to pick up the correct canter lead.

The horse as a 'prey' animal
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The horse as a ‘prey’ animal

Natural selection and survival instinct has wired horses to run first and ask questions later.

The response a horse gives may not be the one you hoped for but it’s merely what the horse sees as being best under the circumstances.
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Horses and respect: Fact or fiction?

A horse’s response is just a response. It’s neither appropriate nor inappropriate.

Any horse will learn to come to you for feed.
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How to catch any horse

Never chase a hard-to-catch horse. If he’s nervous and worried it will frighten him more.

How to use your most valuable training tool
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How to use your most valuable training tool

Giving a horse time to relax is an important part of the training process.

Hydration in horses: Staying cool can be crucial to success
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Hydration in horses: Staying cool can be crucial to success

Performance will quickly fall away if a horse becomes dehydrated.

Does your horse really want to be rugged?
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Does your horse really want to be rugged?

Novel Norwegian experiment puts the question to 23 horses.

Getting out of the arena and into the open spaces can do wonders for a horses's attitude.
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Cross training important for the mind and body of sport horses

Gradual and varied loading the key to a strong musculoskeletal system.

Fast forward almost a quarter of a century and it’s business as usual. Starting this mare under saddle. Bargo, New South Wales, Australia. 2013.
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Your most valuable training tool

Australian horse trainer Neil Davies lets readers in on a secret – for free.

Fear-free Horse Training, by Neil Davies
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Fear-free Horse Training, by Neil Davies

Australian trainer advocates “less is more” and having the horse build in confidence.

Too much flexion increases conflict, say German researchers
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Too much flexion increases conflict, say German researchers

Nearly 90% of studied dressage horses overbent during warm-up.

Cross training for horses - does it work?
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Cross training for horses – does it work?

Experts say equine cross training spreads the level of stress over more muscles and joints.

The scene at Crunchie's.
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Protecting horses from farm hazards

Owners need to identify hazards and tackle the risk, an expert says.

Validating the natural path: Houston Mounted Patrol's barefoot horses
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Validating the natural path: Houston Mounted Patrol’s barefoot horses

Being barefoot paying dividends for all 33 of city’s police horses.

A horse with a club foot.
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The importance of physical maturity in the horse

Studies show the horse’s spine doesn’t fuse until about the age of six.

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