Category: Training & Husbandry

Using sense and sensitisation in horse training - or not
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Using sense and sensitisation in horse training – or not

The only part of any horse that anyone can teach is his mind.

Become an unflappable horseman
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Become an unflappable horseman

Avoid the horse’s flight response by teaching him to stand whenever he’s worried.

Don't get in a flap: Say 'neigh' to tarps and flags
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Don’t get in a flap: Say ‘neigh’ to tarps and flags

Never scare your horse with the idea that he’ll ‘get used to’ something.

Group thinking in the horse world
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Group thinking in the horse world

Step outside “the group” and question everything you see and hear about horses and training.

Horse training: leave your ego at the arena gate
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Horse training: leave your ego at the arena gate

When working with a horse, forget about pecking orders, submission or winning and losing.

Myths and legends from the round yard
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Myths and legends from the round yard

Round pen myths abound, but a horse being chased in one has only two options.

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.

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.

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