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
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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
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
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