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Horses Value "The Little Things"

Posted by Tanya Drayton on December 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Many people tend to ignore “the little things” when dealing with their horses, which becomes a major roadblock on the trail of the human-horse partnership. “The Little Things” are extremely important to horses. Why? Because first, foremost and last, above all else, they are prey animals. Ignoring the little things could cost them their lives and horses are hard-wired to survive.

 

Everything counts – all the time.

 

I tell...

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The Round Pen - Part 2

Posted by Tanya Drayton on December 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Before we ever enter the round pen, the horse and I have already started our conversation. I once asked Harry Whitney during one of his demonstrations if he was trying to get us to “consciously” work our horses. He looked at me, considering his answer for a moment, and then said, and I paraphrase here, “I would rather you work your horse unconsciously.” He didn’t mean passed out or asleep or any other euphemism for the antonym to consciousness. He meant he wished...

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The Round Pen - Part 1

Posted by Tanya Drayton on December 10, 2011 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Many people use the round pen as a handy spot to get work done with a difficult horse. Others use it for “exercising” purposes. In addition, many of the round pens I see block all visual stimuli to the outside with solid walls, which conveniently forces your horse’s attention on you.

 For many years, I’ve used round pens for those reasons and for safety purposes too since most of the horses I work with are usually “green”. A few years ago I start...

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