One of the aspects of classically based Dressage training is the way in which it changes the horse’s physique. It is true that any equine activity that involves a level of conditioning will tone muscles, and should make the horse … Continue reading
Posted in Classical Training and Philosophy, Horsemanship, Improving Your "Eye"
Tagged Classical horsemanship, Coffee, correct training, Dressage training, equine biomechanics, Felix Burkner, Herder, Tally, Udo Burger
I recently read two different pieces about horse learning/training that made a startling contrast to each other. As I read the two pieces, it was obvious to me which was horse-centric and considerate – yet the other piece was written … Continue reading
Posted in Thinking Out Loud
Tagged arena sour, bad training, behavior, behavioral scientists, correct training, horses, learning, negative reinforcement, pressure, The Horse magazine, understanding horses
I’m still making my way through Waldemar Seunig’s Horsemanship. I’ve been reading a lot of the old masters over the last couple of years, and I have to admit that Seunig is a bit of a slog compared to most. … Continue reading