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[17 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

Understanding The Language of Horses
By: Pat Parelli, Courtesy of Natural Horse Magazine
Before you ever get on a horse’s back, you should get to know him. The myth that has led so many of us to just saddle up and get on is what gets so many people into trouble. Don’t just get on him! First establish a relationship. You need connection, understanding and acceptance from your horse. You need a language through which you can communicate and be understood.
It is your responsibility to become your horse’s leader and to teach …

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Lateral Flexion is The Key to Vertical Flexion
By Clinton Anderson, Courtesy of Natural Horse Magazine
One thing all horse enthusiasts throughout the world have in common is they all want softness and collection both in mind and body of their horses. The horse world continually craves knowledge, understanding and a simpler way of gaining control without having to fight with their horse. To get it, there is an endless supply of information in books and videos. One thing lacking is the realism and understanding of the difference between the trained horse …

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No Nonsense Trailering From The Ground Up
By: Rhett Russell
Courtesy of Natural Horse Magazine

Good Groundwork Preparation Equals Good Trailer Loading and Unloading horse pics with Rhett Russell
We have all seen some real interesting trailer loading scenes – the person who “bribes” his horse into a trailer with food, or the two-person loading ordeal where one person pulls on the lead rope and the other pushes on the rear of the horse, and my personal favorite – “the threesome” where two people use a rope on the rear of the horse as …

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“TEST” is a Four Letter Word
By: Lynn McEnespy

Competitive dressage has become increasingly popular with shows frequently having large classes at the lower levels. The difference between a winning ride and last place can be a matter of a few points. Most everyone has had the Îride from hell° when our equine partners decide they would rather demonstrate their ability to leap and cavort instead of the requisite submission and relaxation in a dressage test. These rides (and generally the resulting scores) go into the Îsurvived° category. However, completed tests from …