The Best of Behaviour and Training Articles (2018)

2018 is officially gone, but not forgotten! Here is a list of the top articles around training and behaviour, as read by you, for 2018:

  1. Why you should play with your horse (and 12 games to play)

All work and no play makes Doris a dull girl – and it’s just as true for your horse as it is for you!

Building a little bit of play into your routine has significant benefits, including:

  • Improving the bond between you and your horse

  • Improving your horses work ethic (and your own work ethic as well)

  • Increasing training techniques for you and your horse

  • Improving the physical, mental and emotional well-being of you both

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2. 17 Easy Exercises to Develop a Bond With Your Horse

Establishing a bond with your horse is a lengthy and complex process. Here are some exercises and activities that can help you do just that.

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3. What if your horse doesn't want you to ride?

Have you ever wondered what your horse is trying to tell you when they are:

  • Bucking

  • Rearing

  • Bolting

  • Flinching

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4. Is your riding hurting your horses' self carriage?

A horse in self carriage is a remarkable feeling. But it takes more than good training for your horse to achieve self carriage.

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5. 9 Things No One Tells You About Owning A Horse

Owning a horse is amazing.

The intimate bond of horse and human, the ability to ride whenever you like, a place to escape to when home or work is too much…right?

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6. Heads Held High - Why Your Horse May Be Head Tossing

We all see beautiful images of horses working in a self-carriage frame, and then come across a horse that tosses his head or needs to hold it high. It can be frightening, frustrating and unbalancing when we ride these horses.

Understanding why this might be happening can improve our chances of correcting this unwanted behaviour.

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