Ben Longwell, clinician and trainer at True West , shares his insight about using the life in your body instead of brute strength, as being more effective in making your aware of your personal bubble.
Thinking about shopping for a new ? trainer Joel Conner helps us run the gauntlet of buying a new equine friend.
As owners, we know that routine dental care is essential for helping to keep our horses in top condition; but why is it so important? What are the consequences when things go wrong, and what can we do?
In Health, Vet Nikki Pursey looks at Equine Dentistry. This article, the first in a two-part series, describes the structure and function of the normal equine mouth whilst underlying the importance of routine dental care.
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Ben Longwell of True West discusses how using the life in your body instead of brute strength is more effective in making your aware of your personal bubble.
Start Them Young
Editor Kate McLaughlin speaks to Guy Robertson about the benefits of clinics aimed at children.
trainer Joel Conner helps us run the gauntlet of buying a new equine friend.
Ask the Vet wth Nikki Pursey
Equine Dentistry Part 1: The Equine Mouth
Making the Change
Brandon McAuslan takes us through the change from English to
Excerpt - The average person who owns a holds a unique appeal to such people due to the fact that in a historical context, has developed as a discipline driven by the purposeful practice of working from , rather than a competitive or martial one. Of course, there are many competitive pursuits in , but at the heart of each sport, there is still a link (as tenuous as it may be) with the practices of working cattle from the back of a .is looking for fun and companionship, with perhaps some challenge and purpose. Most owners are not competitively driven, and
Create a Rewarding Connection with Your
Al Dunning talks about developing feel for your .
It's all gone a bit Western
Excerpt - Show Day. So the first thing that struck me was that they weren’t all Quarter Horses. I don’t know why I had just assumed that I would only see a in a western class or at a show. In fact, the Open Trail class was won by a pony called T.George, out of a Welsh mare but sire unknown, rumoured to be a Connemara, stated his owner Camille Geisz with a grin. The Trail class looked fun, and not too dissimilar to the arena-style TREC obstacle training that has become extremely popular in the past few years.
The Stories We Tell
Crissi McDonald delves into how one 's capacity for change shared a valuable lesson.
FAMILIARISE vs DESENSITISE
Alessia Pagani encourages us to work from a place of compassion when training our horses.
Excerpt - The first thing that needs to be understood is that we cannot MAKE the horse get over a perceived threat of danger. I am pointing this out because I often see people approach a situation with the attitude and determination to make the horse get over a fear or a concern. This does more to undermine confidence in the long run; however, when we redirect our approach to a more compassionate heart-felt intent, we begin to work from a place of understanding.