If My Horse Were a Dog, He Would Have Bitten Me A Long Time Ago

I am still struggling with my newly opened eyes in regards to horse training. Watching programs that I would have previously found helpful, interesting and relevant, now make me feel sad and depressed.

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The “Natural Horsemanship” Dilemma-Are we Forcing Obedience?

“The right thing easy and the wrong thing difficult”. This is a very effective technique used by natural horsemanship trainers.

This is a technique I have called upon on numerous occasions, the basis for “fixing” and retraining “problem” horses. But suddenly I have changed, and I now have a problem with this idea.

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Freedom Based Training Workshop with Elsa Sinclair

If you don’t know Elsa’s work, prepare to be blown away!

It all started with a question, that became a project, that became a crowdfunding campaign, that became a film, that became the ‘Freedom Based Training’ programme.

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Elsa Sinclair and Taming Wild

Last week I saw a movie that touched me deeply. I have found myself a bit lost since cutting back on training, and this movie seemed to touch on the element of horse training I felt I was missing out on. That movie was Taming Wild by Elsa Sinclair.

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Anatomy of a Trailer Problem

Horse trailer loading problem

Umm NO

Its no secret that I fix a lot of horses with trailer issues. In the last year I have solved these types of problems for 17 horses and their owners. But what causes these problems, and more importantly, what goes into fixing them?

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Working at Liberty

In this article we will discuss how to begin working at “liberty” with your horse, and what the term “liberty” means.

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Why My Pedestal Hates Me!

Kippling loves the pedestal

Last year I had a very beautiful pedestal designed and built. I had every intention of making them available for sale, but never was completely happy with my options for a non-slip top. Although it is technically unfinished, I have found several uses for it, and it has suffered the abuse!

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Natural Horsemanship 101

Natural horsemanship has been gaining popularity and becoming more “main stream”. You may find yourself asking “What is Natural Horsemanship?” and “Why is it becoming so popular?”

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How to Motivate your horse

Of all the problems I am called out for, lack of motivation is generally not one of them. But having a poorly motivated horse can certainly be an annoying problem. Their desire to work can be nonexistent, making them dull, listless, inattentive.

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Me, Natural Horsemanship and You

Recently I was asked to write an article for the “Natural Feeding for Horses” Sept newsletter. There is a bit about me and what I do, how and why behaviour problems arise, and how the average horse owner can incorporate a bit of natural horsemamship into thier daily routine. Enjoy!

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