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A Break Can Do Wonders - 7 Tips So Your Horse Learns Faster

After 10 months being 'out' of the game, Maestro and Toronto are back in:

  • Toronto, 18 years old now, had a tough couple of months at the start of this year.
  • And Maestro became 24 years old last April!

But their 'mental' game is strong at the moment!

So we did some groundwork and longeing in the last couple of weeks.

And this is an impression of the very first duo-liberty session in the new riding arena:

Now it's always interesting to see that, what a horse knows, he knows:  Read More..

Observe First, Produce Later

This is a video of the very first training session with Romanesque and Prince Elmelund in the new riding arena.

Now about this 'training', it was not really about 'teaching' or 'optimizing' quality, but an 'observational' training, to observe their body, mind, heart and soul and their opinion about the new working environment.

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Momentum Is Key

A key factor to get results in the long run, is to create momentum in the short term.

Whatever skill we want to master, we need to get started, but we also need to keep going.

So momentum is key!

Therefore, it's a good idea to schedule Straightness Training (ST) for at least two or three days a week in the beginning.

And that leads us to the first tip to create momentum:

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How To Give Your Horse A Treat

El Blanco loves grapes, Romanesque likes bananas, Maestro likes apples cut in slices, Toronto goes for carrots, and Prince Elmelund steals the pears in our garden!
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Now our horse can perceive a treat - given by us personally - in two ways:

  • 1. He sees it as a gift from you
  • 2. He is taking it from you

But this is important:

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