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Harness Racing Australia – I applaud your effort, but I think you screwed your people over…

By |April 30th, 2017|Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

So if you haven’t heard Harness Racing Australia (HRA) will bring in a complete whip ban in September 2017. Now you may think this doesn’t effect you if you aren’t into harness racing… but I urge you to reconsider that thought. […]

Natural Horsemanship just isn’t natural… actually none of this is…

By |April 19th, 2017|Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of many natural horsemanship techniques and practitioners; Buck Brannaman would be one of my all time hero’s. […]

#talkbacktuesday 14.03.17 – Can I lessen my horses flight/fight response? Part 1 of 2.

By |March 14th, 2017|#talkbacktuesday, Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

Question from Carissa, Howard, Qld, Australia: With correct training does a horses flight/fight response diminish or are some horses naturally strong minded? […]

#talkbacktuesday 7.03.17 – What is ‘Flooding’ and the ‘Inside rein to outside leg’ phenomenon…

By |March 7th, 2017|#talkbacktuesday, Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

Question from Christine (Schierensee – Germany) “If I apply two aids at once am I ‘flooding’ my horse?” […]

#talkbacktuesday 28.2.17 – Why does the ‘old way’ work then?

By |February 28th, 2017|#talkbacktuesday, Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

Sam’s reply to my answer to her question from last week: So how come the old way works? […]

Equitation Science: Part 2 – Classical Dressage/Natural Horsemanship/Art v’s Equitation Science?

By |May 31st, 2016|Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

Some feel that what we are discussing is a method. It is important that I repeat this again – ES is not a method. I have fashioned the above title in a way that indicates it is, as initially when I first encountered ES, I was one of those people; I thought it was a ‘method’. However as far as I am aware it is the first and only base of principles ever conceived that are applicable to any form of horse riding or training. […]

Equitation Science: Part 1 – What are we talking about?

By |May 31st, 2016|Equitation Science, Ponderings on horses|

It must be mentioned that Equitation Science is NOT a method, it is a philosophy/education base on which any horse training method can be built. In fact I will guarantee any good horse trainer already practises some of its tenets… […]

Why I Write

By |May 2nd, 2016|Equitation Science, Musings about the journey through life, Ponderings on horses|

To help promote the discussion of Equitation Science between all equine related people. “Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.” Winston Churchill […]

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