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The Pacific Northwest in both Canada and the US is home to several idyllic islands that are known for being partly “old hippie” and
What looks like a tranquil retreat in a remote location is actually a busy family home near Antwerp, Belgium. A couple with three young
Q: What is a good guideline for jumping stirrup length for heights between 70cm and 1.20m? Asked by Laura Paschini A: As a rule
Q: Should I go treeless? A: The tree of a saddle is generally considered pretty fundamental in that it helps to balance the rider
Q: Why is rubbered flooring becoming so popular? At my barn, we now have the option of rubberising the floors of our stables and
Q: People say horses don’t stop growing until they’re seven years old. If this is true, should we be riding them when they’re four?
Moscow-based twin sisters Irina and Olga Sundukovy founded their design firm, Sundukovy Sisters or S+S in 2004. In the past 15 years, they have grown
Q: What are Callaho’s top breeding tips? A: The broodmare is the beginning and the end of any successful mating. A good dam mated
Q: When deciding on a mating, what do you take into consideration? A: My first consideration is simple – do I honestly believe the
Q: What are you looking for in a broodmare? A: Performance in the dam-line is what we are looking for. Period. Her own performance
Q: What are you looking for in a breeding stallion? A: My first response to the question is that it’s not the most important
Barry and Sheryl Schwartz’s retreat by the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara would be stunning even if it were completely unfurnished. The spectacular openness
Flourist is a retail bakery and flour mill located at 3433 Commercial Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In fact, Flourist is a reincarnation and
Variations of “Poverty is the mother of invention” are quoted often, and we tend to agree with the notion. But poverty in our mind
I know horses intimately as an art subject, the musculoskeletal system, the way the coat shines over the muscles and the facial expressions. Pastel drawings of African animals and Racehorses. Digital Photographic Art of African Animals printed on canvas. Mosaic rocks and frames. I live on a wildlife estate in
I am a digital painter. I switched from oils to digital when I found that the effects I could achieve far surpassed anything I could do in oils alone. I can, and frequently do mix the effects of oils and water colour on one canvas and can then draw the effect of charcoal on top of both.
Mistake #1 – Thinking your horse is like a dog or a cat.
Unless the new horse owner has been educated, they may think their horse is like a cat or dog. The new horse owner may pat his thigh and say, “C’mon” a few times and the horse will just leap into the trailer like a happy dog.
Since there is no one right way or one wrong way to train a horse, you may want to change the method you are using to train your horse. You have several different ways to choose from. If you are not having any luck with one method you can always try another.
BIT VS. BITLESS TRAINING
When it comes to the welfare of the horse, riders and trainers do their best to ensure that the horse is not subject to pain under saddle. One of the most common debates is about training horses to be ridden with a bit and training them to be ridden without a bit. There are many advantages to both methods. For certain situations, a bit may be more efficient than not using one. In other situations, riding without a bit may be more comfortable to the horse than using a bit. It depends on the situation, the training level of the horse, the rider’s abilities, and the goals that you are trying to achieve with your horse as to which method will work best.
The animal kingdom has a pecking order, which is very similar to our military. In the military the ranks in pecking order is General down to Private. The General will make the decisions on where to go and what to do, etc.
You should practice things your horse already knows before introducing something new. New skills should be introduced on something your horse already knows. Building on previously learnt skills is the key to being successful in horse training.