Listen to your favourite Horsemanship Articles.
Early Learning with Ross Cooper; first published in Horsemanship Journal February 2018, narrated by Sarah Jane Rose.
I have always enjoyed working with foals; it is so very rewarding to be part of their early stages of training. They are a complete canvas, with an innocence, yet mischievous quality that can never fail to make you smile. Though being as blank a canvas as a young foal is, it does put a level of responsibility on us a handlers or trainers to do them a justice, and to do the best for by them, for them. Here, I hope I help you to do just that!
Reactive to Reponsive with Ross Cooper; first published in Horsemanship Journal April 2018, narrated by Sarah Jane Rose.
Many a time, if recognised early, certain behaviours can be re-worked with relative ease within a couple of sessions, followed by a consistent approach with a new found awareness. However, other behaviours, in particular those that have a painful or fearful association attached to them, can become deeply ingrained into the psyche of a horse, requiring longer, more intensive periods of sensitive training to re-train these.