Popular horse blogs and successful equine industry businesses are incorporating video into their marketing mix. Early this year I set a goal to learn more on this front and make it a regular component of the Horse Sense and Cents blog.
Horses that view shelter as their pristine palace and don’t hold it in then deposit with pride the moment they enter their stall or shed
Alpha mares and fillies can present some interesting challenges where training and handling are concerned. They also become some of the most loyal high achievers you’ll ever encounter if you learn how to reach them. All seem to have heart beyond the norm, smarts and a wilfulness about them that will test your fortitude. Try […]
Turning Challenging Horses into Willing Partners due for public release in 2010. Discounted bulk pre-publication orders now being taken. Chapter Eight Sometimes they’re just plain crazy On occasion, you really do find yourself burdened with a nut. While preliminary bad breaking definitely exacerbates problems, when you strip it all down and finally get […]
Sneak Peak excerpt from Turning Challenging Horses into Willing Partners. Due for public release in 2010. Horse Sense for sour equines • Rule out physical issues that may be causing pain and the horse’s associated frustration in his failure to communicate. • Do not continue to push a sore horse, or you will only make […]
Jay merits mention in both our Turning Challenging Horses and Don’t Get Thrown Starting Horses Under Saddle books because she was a dual challenge that came to Halcyon Acres for initial starting (which wasn’t completed) and then back to fix her subsequent, learned talent for unloading riders at another farm that tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to […]
Some of the toughest fought battles are the most rewarding. Interestingly, it seems the most determined cases, able and willing to wear you out to the point of giving up, acquiesce right about the time you’re ready to walk away. These are almost always Alphas and will make you earn their respect — with the bruises to prove it.
Most mean horses are smart. They’ve learned, through ongoing
provocation, to terrorize human counterparts who have
taught them to resent training.
Most of the prior book excerpts featured on this blog were culled from Section Three, Tips from the Trenches. These snipets spotlighted perspectives, tips and stories from a variety of trainers from a diverse array of disciplines. In the coming weeks, we’ll feature the stories of real horses and how challenges were met and resolved […]
Excerpt from Turning Challenging Horses into Willing Partners due for release winter, 2010 Table of Contents Glossary Section I: Starting from a position of knowledge Chapter 1: The Challenge Chapter 2: Identifying the root of the challenge Section II: Developing a work plan Chapter 3: Working with scared horses Chapter 4: Turning mean to green […]