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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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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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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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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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Having Respect Issues?

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I find that most owners that call me mention “respect” issues. This word comes up again and again, but I think the true meaning gets lost in the word. When a horse is being “disrespectful” there is actually a whole lot more happening.

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How to Build a Winning Arena (Round Pen)

As I prepare to build my own round pen, I thought I would share this fantastic article detailing how to build a winning arena (round pen).

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