Forward motion is talked about all the time in dressage, but what about the barn girls? Can testify that overdosing them on sugar works.
We had to stop her running in circles around the tree after a while. The horses were getting dizzy watching.
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.