You and Your Horse

Finding your own way with horses

Handling

What is violence?

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What is violence?

In many discussions about the bad and cruel treatment many horses have to live with, we are told that we should first define what violence means after all…

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Basics about anatomy and biomechanics – Part 1: The horse’s back

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Basics about anatomy and biomechanics – Part 1: The horse’s back

If we want a horse to carry a rider without suffering physical damage, we have to teach him how to use his major back muscle.

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“Pferdgerecht”: What is a fair and appropriate association with the horse?

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“Pferdgerecht”: What is a fair and appropriate association with the horse?

These four factors are a good basis for a fair and appropriate association with horses.

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If that’s the way it has to be, I’d rather quit riding and being around horses altogether…

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If that’s the way it has to be, I’d rather quit riding and being around horses altogether…

Fighting and force against horses can never be the right way.

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Good Horse, Bad Horse?

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Good Horse, Bad Horse?

Asking the question of whether horses are basically “good” or “bad” might be a false approach.

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Handling difficult horses

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Handling difficult horses

Instead of being bossy try to gain the trust of a horse.

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