Tag: horses

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!”

Suddenly, the Horse Said “Yes”

Last two days, something remarkable has happened with Nazir: he suddenly said “yes”. Let me explain… When I got Nazir, he wasn’t really motivated to do anything except eating. Didn’t like lunging, groundwork, riding. Mostly, it was really hard to motivate him to do anything… Continue Reading “Suddenly, the Horse Said “Yes””

Herd Dynamics, Hierarchy and Behavior

Originally posted on Considering The Horse.:
Our friends at The Pegasus Project Horse Rescue in East Texas recently took these photos. The horse on the right has never had an opportunity to interact with other horses. This series of photos show the gelding’s first…

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…”

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”

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