Part two When talking about the reins and the amount of pressure exerted on the horse’s mouth, it’s essential to get specific. One person’s “light contact” could be another person’s downright pull. We work on the assumption that the horse…
A Bit of An Issue, Part I This is another article that first appeared in Intelligent Horsemanship’s Listening Post. Concerning the use and understanding of the bit and reins, it outlines some of the issues surrounding how the rider’s hand…
Part Two The Self-Propelling Horse In the first instalment of this blog, I promised we would look at how to motivate a horse that has become switched off to the aids, to bring an end to all that unpleasant nagging….
One of the most common problems we come across is the horse who won’t go forward from the leg. Given that riders are frequently told to kick the horse with every stride, it’s not surprising that many horses tune out…
What a fantastic clinic yesterday, it was a great bunch of people, a wide range of horses, ages and lovely weather. I think the star of the day was K and S – what a difference from morn to afternoon!K.W. Newbury
“Although we spent only 3 hours with Fenella yesterday I think she managed to wipe us all out – she’s really got some energy and it’s such a shame it is currently so negative. Please note I say ‘currently’ – part of me is in a strange way comforted that you saw Fen at her most vile yesterday and part of me is feeling very sad that she is such a confused pickle of a horse.
Once again, thank you for yesterday and it’s a great feeling to know you’re there for us.” Paula
“Since your visit to me last year, Halle and I have completely turned a corner.”N.H. (Glos)
“The most valuable part of the clinics is the wonderful effect you have had on my relationship with my daughter…”A.D. (Devon)
“Possibly the best learning environment I have ever experienced”C.H. (London)
It was probably the best feeling I ever had in my life!!!!!!I couldn’t believe it. I was loading my own pony for the first time!!!!Adam had literally saved our lives we couldn’t thank him enough!!!The time had come for her to load herself. I was so exited!!!!OMG she had loaded herself for the first time in her life even I didn’t have
to go up on the ramp with her!!!! I had no words at that point!!!!!How or what Adam did that day was unbelievable he even spoke to our
cat!!!!!!Thank you very muchAbigail Lee Xx
“In the 2 and a half years we have had him, he has never loaded like that before! It was amazing to watch…”R.O. (S. Wales)
I will continue the work that Adam has shown me and really cannot thank him enough for giving me new skills to build a fantastic relationship with my horse. I have recommended him highly to several of my friends that have horse issuesG. S