Tag Archives: horse training

Positive Reinforcement in Training

Right now I have four Fell Ponies in my largest paddock.  While in the past I’ve had as many as seven ponies there, even four provides plenty of excitement when it’s vitamin bucket time in the morning.  Managing the jostling … Continue reading

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Herd Leaders and Dominant Horses

Last night I continued my bedtime reading on herd dynamics as documented by Carolyn Resnick in her book Naked Liberty.  When she was a young woman, Resnick spent several months studying a wild horse herd, to whom she gives credit for teaching … Continue reading

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Waiting for Answers

I am told quite often that I ask good questions.  In fact my Fell Pony mentor in Cumbria has, after taking phone calls from me for seven years now, developed the habit of starting our conversations with, “And what questions … Continue reading

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A Litmus Test for Riding

“I would never ride a horse that wouldn’t let me swing a rope around its hind legs, under its chin, and around its neck.”  So said a nationally known natural horsemanship clinician recently.  A client who bought one of my … Continue reading

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