Horse Training

How Long does it take to break in a Horse

How Long does it take to break in a Horse

It takes on average 4-6 weeks to break in a horse in but that time span is based on several assumptions.  If all the handling and preparatory work has been done properly then it should be plain sailing.  The horse’s temperament and character can also […]

7 Ways to Stop your Horse Biting

7 Ways to Stop your Horse Biting

Anyone who has been on the receiving end of an equine nip or bite will know only too well how painful it is.  Probably less deadly than a kick, biting is nevertheless an unwelcome and dangerous habit. There are many ways to stop a horse […]

How to Stop Your Horse Napping

How to Stop Your Horse Napping

Horse napping is when a horse refuses to move in the direction that you want to go. It is a behavioral pattern that can often be very tricky to correct. It can occur for a number of reasons such as a lack of trust, rider […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Sitting Trot

7 Ways to Improve Your Sitting Trot

Sitting trot is not without its challenges but is an important part of rider development and education plus a prerequisite in dressage once you reach a certain competitive level.  More advanced movements like shoulder in and half pass can only really be executed in sitting […]

10 Ways to Calm a Nervous Horse

10 Ways to Calm a Nervous Horse

Horses are flight animals and are therefore sensitive and constantly tuned to what they perceive as danger.  Our perception of danger is not necessarily the same as theirs; some things trigger worry and fear in most horses but much of it is down to the […]

The Most Stunning Horse Barns in the World

The Most Stunning Horse Barns in the World

Horses that operate at the highest levels of competition in dressage, showjumping, and racing are some of the best looked after living beings on the planet. These horses are often worth astronomical sums of money and their health and well-being is taken very seriously as […]

6 essential ground manners every horse should have

6 essential ground manners every horse should have

Manners on the ground are absolutely essential for any horse, the bigger they are the more essential they are.  If a horse is not well mannered on the ground, it will be virtually impossible to do anything with him from grooming to shoeing, lungeing to […]

5 reasons to regularly lunge your horse

5 reasons to regularly lunge your horse

If you have spent time around horses and stables you will be familiar with the practice of lunging. Lunging is a technique that involves the horse being lead around in circles on an extended lead rope. It is primarily done for training and exercise purposes […]

6 Ways to Stop Your Horse refusing

6 Ways to Stop Your Horse refusing

If you jump horses or have jumped horses in the past you are likely to have a experienced a refusal to jump. A refusal can come in different forms, the most common being a last second run out from the fence when the horse decides […]

Cavaletti: How to set up and use?

Cavaletti: How to set up and use?

Derived from the Italian word, cavaletto, which means ‘little horse’, Cavaletti are small wooden jumps consisting of a fixed pole anchored at each end by an X frame. X——–X Have Cavaletti fallen out of fashion? With the arrival of modern materials and the Poly block, […]