Training made painful – what not to do when starting a horse under saddle
Do you cringe when you see what some people do to young equine minds? You will. Common sense should prevail when a horse starts acting out to be heard so dramatically he becomes dangerous, but sadly, it doesn’t in many cases.
Encouraging a timid equine
Sneak peak excerpt from Chapter Six of Turning Challenging Horses into Willing Partners (due for release in winter, 2010). Timid horses are very different than those that have been conditioned to be scared. Usually, they’ve been rushed and overwhelmed. Consequently, a timid horse is generally insecure about surroundings and new experiences but not terrified about […]
Quick Tips for selecting an OTT TB
Whether you’re buying or adopting (and if you’re looking for a suitable riding horse, don’t let the heartstring reflex color your decision to be smart and cost-effective with your investment – bad horses cost as much to feed as the good ones and often those donated are discarded for good reason), you can hedge your […]