Tag: horse training

The Magical Quick-Fix for Every Problematic Horse Behaviour!

Silly headline, I know. But sometimes it seems to me that this is exactly what many horse owners are looking for. This one magical advise, a horsemanship trick that works for every problem. I’m afraid the exact opposite is the case. Educating a horse, or… Continue Reading “The Magical Quick-Fix for Every Problematic Horse Behaviour!”

Horse Personality: What Does Your Horse Like?

Horses have quite unique characters. Just like us, they have likes and dislikes, their routines, quirks and eccentricities. It is part of forming a relationship with your horse that you get to know these character traits. Probably the easiest place to start is finding out… Continue Reading “Horse Personality: What Does Your Horse Like?”

Being Brave, Riding Bareback

Since I’ve decided to go into academic riding, I’ve become a bit of a loner when it comes to training and courses. I currently live in Warsaw, Poland, and to my knowledge there is nobody in the area that does this kind of riding.… Continue Reading “Being Brave, Riding Bareback”

Totilas. How a Magnificent Stallion Became a Poor Creature.

(rough translation from my German article) It is not easy to be objective in the case of Totilas. I’m following the discussion about about this exceptional horse (in German we call him the ‘wonder stallion’) already for some years, and I must admit that I’m quite emotional about… Continue Reading “Totilas. How a Magnificent Stallion Became a Poor Creature.”

Re-Educating a Horse (when you’re not a pro…)

A few months ago I decided to turn my back on modern sports riding and educate my horse according to the principles of classic dressage. My decision came when I saw myself on video. I always thought that I had a soft hand, that… Continue Reading “Re-Educating a Horse (when you’re not a pro…)”

Dressage Should Bring Out the Best in Us

It is said that dressage is for the horse, not the horse for dressage. What’s more, dressage is just as much for us! It should bring out the best in both our horses and ourselves. Nazir has really changed a lot since I said… Continue Reading “Dressage Should Bring Out the Best in Us”

Have a Lovely Horsey Easter Everyone!

Sometimes, there is this perfect day at the stable. Just like today. The horse was in good mood, me, too. The weather was just perfectly springish, with dandelions blooming everywhere, and, best of all, my husband came with me 🙂 happens far to little… Continue Reading “Have a Lovely Horsey Easter Everyone!”

Just Like the First Time…

Last Friday, I visited the stable after a two weeks break. I had spend ten days in a Buddhist Center at the foot of the German Alps. On my return, I experienced what I already knew from previous ‘breaks’: I smelled the horse smell again when… Continue Reading “Just Like the First Time…”

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”

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