We should also not forget that the stalled horse (and owner!) needs a bit of “outside time” even when the “sky is falling” or the ground is too wet for a lunge, a turn out or a ride. So, let it rain! Local equestrian friends give us ideas for rainy day activities with our horse friends. Sarah Williams gives us their ideas.
We get pleasure when we feel as though we have accomplished something, and we feel guilt, stress, and displeasure when it feels as though we have failed to accomplish something; that’s just the nature of life. From our horse’s perspective, goals are just as important, because horses are at their best when they have a strong leader. Sarah Williams explores riding with intention by setting goals.
When it comes to communicating with a horse, we have to learn how to speak their language, and we also must teach them how to speak our language. Sarah Williams give us a real application of the art of pressure and timing when communicating with our horses.
“Treating” as a training method in horses probably does more harm than good. Sarah Williams gives us three examples of how treating actually created a horse monster.
You may have heard them referred to as stable vices, but repetitive, continual, seemingly meaningless movements are better known as stereotypic behaviors. Liz Greene gives us tips on how to prevent three “strange” horse behaviors.