Tag Archives: horse behavior
A few years ago, in the course of trying to retrain Tally after the “trainer” who started her had botched it so badly, I was making one last walk circle before getting off. But my dismount did not happen as … Continue reading
My first horse sport was Eventing. It was a growing sport in our state, and its lack of formality appealed to the university crowd I grew up riding with. Wicki came with miles under his girth, and was a great … Continue reading
You have an amazing horse who consistently gives you a nice ride. You enjoy working with this horse, and he consistency excels at what you ask of him. Then, rather suddenly, things go bad. Your high performing horse begins to … Continue reading
If there is one piece of wisdom I would wish to impart to anyone who trains horses, it would be this: appreciate the small gifts. If your goal is to win prizes and make money, then that wisdom may not … Continue reading
In between rain storms, I’ve been trying to civilize Noble. He comes from a line known to be difficult to train, and I can see where that reputation might come from. However, it is difficult in a way that I … Continue reading
If horses had friends and food at their disposal, why would they want to have anything to do with us? This is a question I see frequently posed; or, more frequently, something asserted in the positive. I find it an … Continue reading
Noble has found a way to put amusement into the dull morning routine – though I daresay that my mother finds it slightly less amusing than does my chestnut juvenile delinquent!