I have been wanting a ‘Light Hands’ award in horse shows, especially in Dressage, for decades. Now high tech has made my wishes come true. Ipos Rein sensors give real-time feedback on how much pressure is being exerted on the reins. So far Ipos has found that: ‘The higher the level of a rider was, […]
Thank you for your interest in my blog. This information is from my series on horse training: Lest people think that my insistence that horse and rider become proficient at their tasks before ever mounting up is some odd, new-fangled, or unproven, idea, I want to introduce Kikkuli, a Mittannian horse master from what we […]
By the time a horse begins to vocalize (groan) with pain IF they ever do make noise at all their situation is life threatening. Noticing signs of pain , distress, and discomfort early on is vital in schooling and competition as well as horse keeping. Learn to see, not just look!
Beudant has been one of my personal heroes since I first read his book, Horse Training, Outdoor and High School. Since I was (and am) highly opinionated about how to school, I decided that I should prove to myself that I could school a horse from the absolute beginning when I was still in my […]
I became interested in the specific conformation behind the horses’ abilities when I got myself embroiled in some of the squabbles that were fragmenting Colonial Spanish Barb Mustang etc Horse breeders in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. I found myself pointing out that refusing to register the offspring of registered horses on the basis of […]