Create the perfect gallop
You have probably heard that when buying a horse, first of all, you need to pay attention to the gallop and step, as these are natural gaiters, and it is…

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Effect of soil quality on horse jumping skills
A small but important explanation of the significance of the ground in the preparation of a show jumping horse. The horse’s desire to jump is largely determined by its confidence…

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Negative reinforcement in horse training: pros and cons
The phrase “negative reinforcement” often causes misunderstanding. Yes, many people know this term, but hesitate to give it a clear definition. So, let's start from the very beginning: negative reinforcement…

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Caucasian National Horse Games

The peoples of the Caucasus have always been distinguished by great love for the horse. This animal was for them both a means of transportation along difficult mountain roads, and an assistant in everyday work and a faithful companion in the battlefield. The horse was not only carefully raised and raised, but also carefully trained and prepared for any difficult life circumstances. And one of the most common forms of such training was a variety of equestrian games, often imitating combat situations. Equestrian games were accompanied by all the holidays and special occasions. In games, young horsemen were tempered and learned riding skills.

The traditions of equestrian games have not died out among the Caucasian peoples in these days. They are Continue reading

Horses that bite

Many horses are far from seriously biting aggressively. But any horse that bites is potentially dangerous to communicate with and work with. All horses can be made to think that biting a person is not acceptable. In this article, firstly, I will talk about generally accepted methods for biting horses, along with all the problems that I see in them. Then we will talk about how to teach a horse to respect the place around us and explain the coaching techniques for several types of “biteers”. Enjoy-
Commonly used “solutions” for biting horses:
These methods sometimes work with some horses. However, I see many flaws in them. I will explain why they do not work with every horse and in all situations. And I advise you to stay away from these methods.
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Motivation for learning.

When teaching any horse what you want, you must have motivation. Horses will not want to learn or show skills without good motivation. And the motivation you propose should be better than the others that the horse can find. For example, if your horse is “companionable”, your motivation should be stronger than her buddies calling her from the stable or from the nearest pasture. Otherwise, all her attention will be directed not at you, but at her friends, and you will lose control.

When choosing any type of motivation to work with a horse on the ground or under the saddle, you must first know what a particular type of motivation can give, as well as its weak points. Most of the commonly used motivations now are: food, pain, praise, and pressure. Below I will describe why each type of motivation is good, as well as its weaknesses. Continue reading

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Tatyana Kosterina on working with mares, pirouettes and not only
Today our guest is Tatyana Kosterina, a Nizhny Novgorod horsewoman based in Germany. Tatyana is a world-class master of sports in dressage, a prize-winner and winner of many international competitions,…

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Tennessee horse
46 years of torture of a unique breed of horses justified by the state. If we look at the description of this breed, it will be said that the Tennessee…

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Common landing problems
So, landing problems can be divided into four groups: problems of the arms, legs, body, and “head” (that is, the direction of view). Let's talk about them individually. 1. Landing…

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The Pata Parelli Horse and Riding System
Recently, the topic of natural relations with the horse is becoming increasingly popular. There are many new names, schools and even shows. The name of Pat Parelli is one of…

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