All natural horse care in the west of Ireland

Horse using Rhythmic Pressure
Sunday, 09 November 2008

I know that video quality is very poor but you will get an idea of what happened when I was trying to teach Baby how to yield to rhythmic pressure. She understood the question but reversed the request and was very effective with her rhythmic pressure. (I know this is wrong but I just had too laugh, she is so intelligent. She knows the question but thought, here why don't you try it!!)

 

 

 
Harley's first Backing
Sunday, 09 November 2008

Finally, managed to upload this video from 4th August 2008 when we started Harley. Not the most elegant of styles by any means. I bred Harley and he was born 6th August 2006. I am happy I was the first one to sit on him. He will be left for another year, maybe two, before he backed properly for riding.

 

 

 
Pedestal
Saturday, 25 October 2008

Two Satrurday's ago a friend of mine brought me a pedestal for us to play with. We have been using wooden pallets with a rubber mat on but I am always worried that they might splinter under the horses weight.

It was tipping it down with rain but I couldn't resist trying out our new toy.

Here are a couple of pictures of us all trying it out. This is Harley having a go with Magpie & Polly checking it out. elephant_stand_all.jpg

 

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Halter Training a Foal
Tuesday, 02 September 2008

Below are some pictures (sometime pictures speak louder than words) of Vanessa Bee halter training a two month old foal during a course held at my place at the end of August. The whole process in less than an hour - amazing!!foal1.jpg Shortly after the last picture was taken the foal walked happily back to his field online in a halter:

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Competition Horses
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Last night I was chatting to a neigbour friend of mine who has just got into horses. He is a cattle farmer but made the decision to get out of cattle and to breed Irish Draft Horses
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More PH Courses In September
Monday, 18 August 2008

Positive horsemanship courses at the ISPCA national animal centre, Longford.

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