Kikkuli Principles of Horse Fitness

Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post is an excerpt adapted from Developing Independent Aids, the fifth book in 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, […]

How Horses Show Signs of Pain

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!  

Mutualism

Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post has been incorporated into my series on horse training. It seems that in the ensuing years, much of animal husbandry – caring for animals as they are – somehow got replaced by animal science– using animals as “production units” without considering how […]

Learning The Flying Dismount

Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post has been updated to reflect my series on horse training. Click here to see what other books are available. A survey from Victoria, Australia, noted that for children, riding was the third-highest recreational activity requiring hospital admission. For adults, it was the […]