Category: Case Studies

Back to Work for Mr Kippling

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I have not been able to resist the urge to work in my halfway built round pen. It’s certainly not ideal, but it is more then I have had for my own use since I stopped leasing facilities (years..). Today I had the most fun I have had in a very long time.

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Meet Toffee Pops

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Toffee Pops is the newest member of our family. We bought him for our 4yr old daughter, but like most horses that come into my life, he has a few problems. When I look at Toffee, I don’t think of him as a “problem” horse, however I would not have advised any of my clients or students to buy him, which certainly puts him in the problem horse category!

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Case Study – Charlie

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Charlie is a 12yr old thoroughbred x gelding.

Problems are primarily napping and threatening to buck while hacking out as well as trailer issues. Owner suspects respect issues, as he can be bossy and difficult to manage. Attitude/behaviour is unpredictable as one day he is fine, and other days he is definitely not so fine.

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Case Study – Cruz

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Cruz is a 20yr old retired grade A grand prix show jumper out of Cruising. His new owner bought him to use as a pleasure horse, and to give him a good end to a successful career.

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Case Study -River

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River is a 9yr old gelding that came from a rescue centre. He is fearful, lacks confidence and can be quite dangerous, both rearing and kicking out with the hind leg. Here are his tendencies and the recommendations for the owner.

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Alison and Ebony – Case Study

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Alison and Ebony
Ebony is a 7yr old Mohill Gypsy mare.

Ebony (“Ebby”) was presented to me with a number of issues. Her owner Alison found her to be pushy and hard to manage, rearing and backing when things didn’t go her way.

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The Story of Finn

This is more of a case study then an article on training techniques. This is the story of Finn. Where he started, how far he’s come, and where he is going. If you have ever gone on a natural horsemanship journey with a “problematic” horse, you will find bits of your own story here.

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