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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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Left Brain, Right Brain, What’s it all About?

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You may have heard the terms “left brain” or “right brain”, but what does this actually mean? If you have ever felt your horse had a double personality, you weren’t entirely incorrect.

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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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Trailer Loading Problems?

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You want me in THERE??!!

Of all the problems presented to me, trailer loading (or unloading) is the most common. It’s the one problem that most owners can not work around.

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It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn

Here is a great article written by Sandra Poppema of HippoLogic detailing why, when re-training unwanted behaviour, the behaviour gets worse before it gets better. “It’s always darkest before the dawn..” And here is why…

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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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When the Problem isn’t *The Problem*

I have a lot of horses presented to me with very specific issues their owners would like to see fixed. In most cases the problem presented isn’t the actual problem.

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