Horse Handling – The Fundamentals
Fundamental horse handling skills permit the human handler to control the movement of the horse without endangering themselves or the animal. In the beginning it is best to learn and practice these skills from the ground. They are directly transferable to work from the saddle. The basic skills (maneuvers) to be mastered include: the horse […]
It’s About the Horse
One of my favourite horse movies is Hidalgo. There is one unforgettable scene that characterizes the type of relationship I would like to have with my horses. The setting is a a 3000 mile endurance race across the Arabian Peninsula. At one check station the Sheik’s daughter asks Frank Hopkins how he tamed Hidalgo. Princess: […]
I grew up, like many people I suspect, with a very romantic notion of horses. My dreams were filled with images of me galloping across the plains on my trusty stallion. The Lone Ranger was my hero.