Category: Training

True Horsemanship

A few days ago I received an invitation for a weekend course in natural horsemanship. Title: “Be a leader for your horse”. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Don’t we all want to be leaders for our horses? It has an air of success about it,… Continue Reading “True Horsemanship”

It’s the Little Things…Some Thoughts on How We Train Our Horses

In the past two years I’ve spend a great amount of time teaching my horse the little things that make daily life a lot easier, such as standing still when I mount and having good feeding manners. Quite often we seem to expect that… Continue Reading “It’s the Little Things…Some Thoughts on How We Train Our Horses”

Back to training, introducing the curb bit, and trying ginger against arthritis.

It looks like I can finally start training Nazir again! We had to take a break because of the arthritis in his right stifle, something I was quite scared about. I basically didn’t ride him since the end of September when I noticed that… Continue Reading “Back to training, introducing the curb bit, and trying ginger against arthritis.”

How I Finally Came to Own a Horse

Horses have been a very important part of my life since I was a kid. I just loved everything that had to do with them: riding, grooming, feeding, even cleaning stables. My parents could not afford to buy me my own horse, but somehow… Continue Reading “How I Finally Came to Own a Horse”

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