Monatsarchive: Juli 2011

To have a horse or not to have a horse. That is the question.

I teach many first-time horse owners and people who are sharing horses. Usually, I get called in when things start going wrong – the passive creature that behaved so well on the day it was tried out, has now become … Weiterlesen

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It’s Showtime!

It’s that time of year again—It’s Showtime! So to help you have more fun and be better prepared for competing, I’m sharing this link with you from Olympic dressage coach Jane Savoie. She has made some fun training audios for … Weiterlesen

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BBC Interview with Buck Brannaman

BBC Outlook interview with Buck Brannaman, the man who was the inspiration for the book The Horse Whisperer: brought up in the cowboy tradition in the United States, whose incredible ability to communicate with animals inspired the Hollywood film The … Weiterlesen

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Cómo Bailan los Caballos Andaluces

A living museum for the art of riding. Some more examples of horsemanship. I personally prefer the first half of the film. The film is about 10 min. in length. Sit back and watch a wonderful display of horsemanship and … Weiterlesen

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Is your horse going soft?

Tips on getting your horse “soft” from The Horse Show. Audio: The message starts after the many adverts! http://www.thehorseshowdl.com/HM/The_Horse_Show_Minute_July_2011/HC110711.mp3 The principle of pressure and release is a very simple one, and one that has provided the basis of horse training … Weiterlesen

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There are (almost) no flies on me! (horse fly repellent update)

I had the first success with my home-made fly spray today. As the temps here are now over 30 degrees C, I thought it would be a good time to test out my recipe. I mixed up a litre of … Weiterlesen

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Do fly repellents really work?

Elektra, our 3 yr. old freiberger filly and star of Diary of Starting a Young Horse, is probably wishing she’d stayed in her native Switzerland. She is SOOO sensitive to flies. The commercial fly repellents are firstly extremely expensive and … Weiterlesen

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Pat Parelli talks about his early mentors 2

More from Pat Parelli and his early mentors Click here to watch video. Pat Parelli interview part 2.   Use the comment box on the blog itself to send me your questions about horse training. You can also write in … Weiterlesen

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Pat Parelli talks about his early mentors 1

Rick Lamb of The Horse Show talks to Pat Parelli about his early mentors. Watch Pat get quite animated as he describes what happened when he was told to throw the bridle of the horse he was riding, over the … Weiterlesen

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French and Saunders pony sketch featuring Jigsaw, Peter Pan, and a lovely jumping course

Lest we get too bogged down in whatever type of horsemanship we are practising! A jovial perspective of horse riding from British comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWd_r2sOPhs&feature=share P.S. I think the jumping at the end is lovely. … Weiterlesen

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