How Do Horses Show Affection?

How Do Horses Show Affection? [4 Ways To Know If You've Bonded]

Ever since I started to ride, I would always wonder if the horse I was riding liked me. Did they like me more or less than other riders? How did I know if we had a special connection? I had the best connection with my favourite pony, Satchmo, when I was learning how to ride. …

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Stop Rushing In The Canter

Stop Rushing In The Canter

In order to slow down a horse’s canter both for flat work and when jumping, it’s important to know why the horse is going so fast. There are various reasons that a horse might be rushing. I break them down into what I’ve experienced to be the three most common reasons here: 3 Reasons Your Horse …

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How Do Horses Show Their Emotions?

How Do Horses Show Their Emotions? [+ Horse Emotions Chart]

Ever wonder how do horses show their emotions or what your horse is thinking? I think it’s really important when caring for your horse to know how they express themselves! This is one of my favourite horse care tips and I’ve included an emotions chart below as well that I hope will help. In this …

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How to Calm an Anxious Horse

How to Calm an Anxious Horse

Just like humans, horses can build up anxiety. Horses are built to live in a state of “rest-and-digest” where they’re parasympathetic nervous system is more activated than they’re sympathetic nervous system. If these sound like foreign words to you, don’t worry – they did to me too!  Essentially, the sympathetic nervous system gets activated to tell …

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