Tags » Natural Horsemanship

They See Differently

I love it when I learn something new when reading about equines, then my ponies do something to make the learning real.  I was walking Torrin and Joe through the log yard, moving them from one paddock to another.  388 more words

Natural Horsemanship

Opposite Outcomes of Packing

The success of our pony packing job this summer took on greater meaning after hearing a story from an outfitter friend.  We had taken two ponies into a roadless area more than an hour from home and asked them to make multiple trips up and down a steep rocky trail with gravel in their panniers.  592 more words

Fell Ponies

Open House September 23, 2017

You are invited to our free horsemanship demonstration and Open House on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.  Bring your friends and family! Get a glimpse into the workings of the ranch with a… 159 more words

Natural Horsemanship

The Potential Perils of Natural Horsemanship Part 2: Natural for whom? Challenging the myths 

The second part of The Potential Perils of Natural Horsemanship challenges some common beliefs inherent in the practice of natural horsemanship.

The ‘alpha’ & the dangers of dominance… 1,429 more words
The Equine Industry

Tying That Pony

Now I’ll be honest-as if you’d know if I weren’t-I have no use for a horse that won’t stand tied or a human that caters to one that won’t. 936 more words


Don't Despair on Day One

It happened again.  The foal was friendly and sociable right after birth, coming to us to say hello when we were near, bringing smiles to our foal-watch-fatigued faces.  267 more words

Fell Ponies

The Potential Perils of Natural Horsemanship Part 1: Round-pen training

With advances in welfare science and equitation science, great strides have been made in horsemanship, training, and veterinary practices. We now have a much richer understanding of equine cognition, learning abilities, social needs and behaviour, which all play an important role in the evolution of species appropriate training and handling techniques. 1,561 more words

The Equine Industry