Emilie spooked today and bam! off I went. Happy to confirm that gravity is still working as intended. Hit the fence. The fence is okay.
I already wrote about horses and yawning once this week, but it bears repetition. Yawning is a displacement signal. It tells an aggressive herd member to take a chill pill and relax. There is no danger. Breathe, man, breathe.
Anna Blake has a great article on yawning as a calming signal here.
Oh, and you can probably tell that my experiments with colour are ongoing. Let me know what you think.
I can’t stress this one enough. I don’t do events or competitions or any other kinds of shows or meets. I never take my horse further from the barn than she can walk. I ended up having to drive two horses to a veterinary hospital in January all the same. Fortunately, both loaded easy. A medical emergency is not the time to start float training.
Oh, and look, we made it to the first mark: 25 cartoons!
Despite what certain trainers will tell you, there is no such thing. Horses form bilateral relationships as individuals. There is no ‘top horse’. You, as a trainer, do not need to ‘dominate’ your horse.
Read more here on equitationscience.com.