The one who does the least amount of work is the one who is in charge.
Our horses are very good at making it look like they are doing what we are asking of them, but if you find that you are doing more work than your horse to get the task done, then it […]
Our horses can be very good at re-positioning us.
Try using a marker on the ground when handling your horse to help you keep track of where you are and see who is moving who.
Have you ever bought a horse and felt that it was drugged when you looked at him because now that you have got him home, he has turned into a fire breathing dragon? Or perhaps you have had a horse for years whom you got along really well with but now the time has […]
Never accept your horse walking off whilst you are mounting or dismounting.
Wait for him to stand still and give you permission first.
The 2016 Australasian QSports was held at the beautiful Cabarita Beach in Northern NSW. Diago and I headed up there and what a fun day it was! We had an absolute ball as we competed in the Open sections and won the Liberty, and Riding classes PLUS! I am very proud to say that I also […]
Circles are bad for your horse!! I hear this quite a lot and yes, if your horse is stiff and braced, circles can be very hard on a horse and boy oh boy! Diago was all of those things!
So our next step in Diagos journey is to build on our relationship, help him find […]
People are becoming jaded by all the horsemanship ‘hype’. It seems that every man and his dog has jumped on the ‘natural horsemanship’ bandwagon to the point where if they use a rope halter, they are a ‘natural horseman’. The outcome is catastrophic with horses breaking down because they are running around on their […]
Have you ever been on a rollercoaster? It’s a pretty exciting ride isn’t it and once you are on there, there is no getting off so you have to just shut your eyes and go for the ride. Think about how you felt at the end, you are both excited and exhilarated from the […]
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” — Joe Sabah
I really like this quote, so many times people hold back because they think they should know more or need to be better to really be able to achieve the goals they have. Reality is, that […]
If you want your horse to respect your fences (and avoid injury or escapes!) make sure you keep your feed in the middle of your paddock or yard – or away from the fence. Feeding your horse on the fence runs the risk of your horse learning to disrespect and lean on it.