Author Archives: Jutta Wiemers

How to navigate the Blogs – Wie Sie in den Archiven fündig werden

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How to Navigate the Blogs: Wie man durch die Archive steuert: Dear Blog Readers! Blogs will be published whenever I have time to write them. This is how to navigate the archives of articles previously published: In the top right hand corner …

Party Games – Blog 10 – Backward Good-Bye

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Backwards Goodbye ! – Blog 10 Rückwärts Ade ! – Blog 10 Since Beau died at the beginning of this year, writing about the happy times we used to have has become really hard. But I don’t want to forget them either! …

Beau died January 4th 2018

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Obituary on Beau Nachruf auf Beau My darling Beau, the last of my rescue horses, is dead – and leaves a huge hole in my life! For over 35 years I have never eaten an apple of which I didn’t …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 17 – Follow! Intelligent Disobedience

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 17 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 17 Only two commands are left to be discussed from the learning list for guide animals – and since the information on the training of minis was so …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 16 – Down! Sit! Come!

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 16 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 16 After learning a lot about obstacle avoidance in the last Blog, we now get to Point 10 on our learning list of voice commands for a guide …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 15 – Obstacle Avoidance

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 15 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 15 As promised in the last Blog, now that we are putting obstacles in our way, things become interesting! Any normal horse that is not blind himself, would …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 14 – “Straight!”-“Steady!”-“Hup-Up!”-Left-Right!”

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Your Horse’s IQ – Part 14 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 14 In the last Blog we ended by setting our guide pony into motion with the command “Forward!”  Now we expect our guide to take the leader initiative …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 13 – Heel! Stand! Forward!

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Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 13 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 13 As the blind person must totally rely on his guide, the important command # 1 “No!” (our “nein!”), is used more in training than later in his …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 12 – Voice Command 1 – Mechanics

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Your Horse’s IQ – Command Nr. 1 “No!” – Blog 12 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Kommando Nr. 1 “Nein!”– Teil 12 3) voice command association: In the last Blog I recommended to review the part 03 of the lungeing series, …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 11 – Master Position, voice association 1

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 11 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 11 In the last Blog we talked about housebreaking a guide animal : to control his “elimination” and even to announce when the time to go is, is …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 10 – Housebreaking

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Training a guide Mini – Housebreaking Ein Führpferd trainieren – stubenrein After learning so much about the scientific side of our horses’ thinking capacities I now wanted to proceed to the practical side of it – the application of how …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 09 – Behavioural Experiments

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 09 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 09 We have talked about the different ways of learning and the role that memory plays in the process – and have come to the conclusion that offering …

Happy Birthday Beau!

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Beau turned 34! Beau ist 34! It gets harder to believe from year to year – but he is still hanging in there! Beau had a very happy birthday, for which even the sun came out! All our best wishes …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 08 – Retention of objects, quantity, words

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 08 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 08 In discrimination tasks the horse has learned that only one stimulus, and not another, will result in getting rewarded. In the last Blog we talked about the astonishing …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 07 – Memory

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 07 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 07 One’s intelligence has a lot to do with memory – if you don’t retain, what you have learned, you won’t get far. Memory is the faculty of …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 06 – Operant conditioning, Reinforcement

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 06 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 06 In Blog 04 we started talking about Associative Learning, but then had to take a detour. We needed to stress the importance of how the horse perceives …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 05 – Perception, senses

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Your Horse’s IQ – Part 05 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 05 In the last Blog we started looking at the sensory equipment the horse has for his perception – for if we don’t even know, how he sees …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 04 – Desensitize, classical conditioning, perception, eye

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 04 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 04 In the last Blog we started looking into the activity of learning, beginning with Habituation. We saw that habituation, the process of exposing our horse repeatedly to …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 03

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Your Horse’s IQ – Part 3  Learning – Habituation Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 3 Lernen – Gewöhnung I regard the achievements of guide ponies, whom we mentioned in the last Blogs, as a certain pinnacle of horse intelligence. …

Your horse’s IQ – Blog 02

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Your horse’s IQ – Part 2 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 2 In the last Blog we have seen an impressive list of abilities, which guide animals must have to properly do their job – and we now know …

Your Horse’s IQ – Blog 01

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Your Horse’s IQ – Part 1 Der IQ Ihres Pferdes – Teil 1 From all my previous Blogs you know how convinced I am that playing with my horses and training them with nothing but positive reinforcement (according to the …

Party Games – Blog 09 – Tyre-Tower !

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Party Games for your Horse – Part 09 Partyspiele für Ihr Pferd – Teil 09 The Tyre-Tower! In my book „From Leading to Liberty“ the horses learned in Game 30 (on page 136) how to place their feet individually and …

Party Games – Blog 08 – Garrocha Part 2

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Party Games – Blog 08- Garrocha Part 2 Party Spielchen – Blog 08 – Garrocha Teil 2 In the last Blog we finished by acquainting the horse with our new Garrocha toy, and then dragged it behind us. We saw …

Party Games – Blog 07 – Garrocha Game 1

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The Garrocha Game – Part 1 Das Garrocha Spiel – Teil 1 The Garrocha Game is explained in full detail in Game 98, page 359, in the Book “From Leading to Liberty”. It is one of my favourite games! Das …

Party Games – Blog 06 – Mikado Game

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The Mikado Game – Part 06 Das Mikado Spiel – Teil 06 In my book „From Leading to Liberty“ the horses learned in Game 30 (on page 136) how to place their feet individually and on command. We mentioned that …

Party Games for your Horse – Blog 05 – Jump the Whip!

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Party Games for your Horse – Part 05 Gesellschaftsspielchen für Ihr Pferd – Teil 05 “Over the Whip!” In this game we broaden our horse’s understanding of the ordinary “send and call” games, which you were introduced to in the …

Party Games for your Horse – Blog 04 – Longe Fun!

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Fun on the Lunge Line – Part 04 Longierspaß – Teil 04 In the last game we introduced our horses to turns and rope aids in a playful manner. These games also taught us to become more adept at handling …

Party Games – Blog 03 – Dancing Waltz

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Party Games : Dancing the Waltz – 03 Gesellschafts-spielchen : Walzertanzen – 03 In the last Blog we visited the Fast-Food together – so this time we have to lose a bit of weight. So we will go dancing! In …

Party Games – Blog 02 – Take-Out Food!

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The Take-Out –Blog 02  Straßenverkauf! – Blog 02 In this series I want to suggest a few little games which will give your horse a sense of achievement and will therefore be fun for him. Teach your horse to “Touch” …

Party Games – Blog 01 – Backward Slalom at Liberty

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Party Games – Part 01  Party Games – Teil 01  In this new series I want to suggest some little games for your warm-up or cool-out time after your work with your horse. I have always played with my horses …

History of the Horse – Blog 22 – Christmas Gifts!

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History of the Horse – Part 22 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 22 Christmas Gifts for your Horse! For quite a few Blogs now I have had the feeling that I should be more positive about the History of our …

History of the Horse – Blog 21 – Our Times 10

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History of the Horse – Part 10 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 10 Our times 10: We have now looked at the significance of the relationship between horses and humans over the last Blogs – how it is or how …

History of the Horse – Blog 20 – Our Times 9

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History of the Horse – Part 20 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 20 Our Times 9 In the last Blogs (starting with Blog 17) we looked at the economic influence that the horse industry in general has today, culminating with the …

History of the Horse – Blog 19 – Our Times 8

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History of the Horse – Part 19 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 19 Our Times 8 Pro or contra horse racing? I already stated in the last Blog that I am personally not a friend of racing. Horses are rarely …

History of the Horse – Blog 18 – Our Times 7

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History of the Horse – Part 18 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 18 Our Times 7 In the last Blog we started looking at the equestrian industry in terms of economics – and found that it is quite important in terms …

History of the Horse – Blog 17 – Our times 6

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History of the Horse – Blog 17 Geschichte des Pferdes – Blog 17  Our times 6 – Some Statistics Unser Zeitalter -etwas Statistik We are getting to the end of our History of the Horses. We have killed them in wars, …

History of the Horse – Blog 16 – Our Times 5

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History of the Horse – Part 16 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 16 We saw in the last Blog that horses had to share the miseries of humans in war as well as in their working environment. Another thing we …

History of the Horse – Blog 15 – Our Times 4

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History of the Horse – Part 15 – Our Times 4 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 15 – Unser Zeitalter Life as a working horse: War is certainly the most terrible thing that humans ever inflicted on horses (and on themselves, …

History of the Horse – Blog 14 – Our Times 3

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History of the Horse – Part 14 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 14 In the last Blog we looked at the situation of horses during the First World War – and I find the topic so depressing that the going …

History of the Horse – Blog 13 – Our Times 2

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History of the Horse – Part 13 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 13 Our times 2 In the last Blog we looked at the types of horses used for warfare. Regardless what function they would be used for, whether pulling equipment …

History of the Horse – Blog 12 – Our Times 1

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History of the Horse – Part 12 – Our Times 1 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 12 – Unser Zeitalter 1 We have almost arrived in the present!  We saw in the last Blog that at the end of the Ice Age there was …

History of the Horse – Blog 11 – Holocene

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History of the Horse – Part 11  Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 11 Holocene The period, which started about 10,000 years ago, is called Holocene. It comprises the end of last major glacial epoch as already since about 16,000 years ago there was a …

History of the Horse – Blog 10 – Pleistocene

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History of the Horse – Part 10 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 10  Pleistocene We have arrived in the Pleistocene – which started about 2 million years ago and lasted 1 million years. We mentioned in the last Blog that the …

History of the Horse – Blog 09 – Pliocene 2

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History of the Horse – Part 09  Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 09 Pliocene 2   The animals: Many of the animal species just carried over from the Miocene. The largest ones were the mastodons and giraffes. The first real pigs …

History of the Horse – Blog 08 – Pliocene 1

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History of the Horse – Part 08  Geschichte des Pferdes  – Teil 08 Pliocene 1 During the Miocene, which lasted about 17.7 million years, we saw great changes in the geography (all those mountain ranges!) as well as in  our primeval horses – …

History of the Horse – Blog 07 – Miocene 2

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History of the Horse – Part 07  Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 07  Miocene 2 At the end of the last Blog we showed how the anatomy of the horses’ legs started to change. Now they had to search for food in …

History of the Horse – Blog 06 – Miocene 1

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History of the Horse – Part 06 Geschichte des Pferdes – Teil 06 The Miocene : At the end of the last Blog we saw that during the Oligocene Miohippus was the star of the development in North America – while all …

History of the Horse – Blog 05 – Oligocene

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History of the Horse –  Part 5 Geschichte des Pferdes –   Teil 5 In the last 4 Blogs we saw that the development of the very first horse-like animals on our planet began 56 million years ago, in an …

History of the Horse – Blog 04 – Eocene 4

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History of the Horse – Eocene 4 – Part 4 Geschichte des Pferdes – Eozän 4 – Teil 4 Up to now we had in the Eocene an even temperature of about 35 ° C (95° F) around the whole globe …

History of the Horse – Blog 03 – Eocene 3

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The Eocene era – Part 3 Das Eozän – Teil 3 We heard in the last Blog that the climate on our planet was tropical and the animal world quite exotic in the middle of the Eocene era, which is about …

History of the Horse – Blog 02 – Eocene 2

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History of the Horse – The Eocene era – Part 2 Die Geschichte des Pferdes – Das Eozän – Teil 2 At the end of the last Blog we asked ourselves what was so special about the beginning of the …

History of the Horse – Blog 01 – Eocene 1

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History of the Horse – The Eocene era – Part 1 Die Geschichte des Pferdes  – Das Eozän – Teil 1 In this series I want to make the history of the development of the species horse come to life …

Understand your Horse – Blog 23 – Sounds 2

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Understand your Horse – Part 23 Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 23 Sounds 2 In the last Blog we talked about greeting noises, such as “blubbering”, different nickers and the neigh. Let us continue with more sounds a horse can …

Understand your Horse – Blog 22 – Sounds 1

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Understand your Horse – Part 22  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 22  SOUNDS After looking at the body language of the horse in depth, ranging from the ears to the tail, and analysing how he might attempt to communicate his feelings …

Understand your Horse – Blog 21 – The Legs

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Understand your Horse – Part 21  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 21 The Legs We finished last time by looking at the feelings, which the horse can convey with the language of his tail. The language of the legs is not …

Understand your Horse – Blog 20 – the Tail

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Understand your Horse – Part 20  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 20  The Tail In the last part we concluded the language of the horse’s neck – this leaves us to look at the expressions of the tail and his legs. …

Understand your Horse – Blog 19 – Neck 3

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Understand your Horse – Part 19 Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 19 Neck 3 In the last part we looked at turning heads, bobbing, thrusting and jerking of the head. 11)    Head wobble:  In the head wobble the nose …

Understand your Horse – Blog 18 – Neck 2

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Understand your Horse – Blog 18  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 18 Neck 2 In the last part we looked at High Heads (in flight and display behaviour), at the head Toss, the Head Shake, and the Low head and …

Understand your Horse – Blog 17 – Neck 1

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Understand your Horse – Part 17  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 17 Neck & Head 1 In the last part we looked at the horse’s mouth and the moods we can read from its expressions. In this Blog we will …

Understand your Horse – Blog 16 – Mouth 2

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Understand your Horse – Part 16  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 16 The Mouth 2 In the last part we looked at the function of the horse’s mouth, and saw what foals express in terms of emotion and communication by …

Understand your Horse – Blog 15 – Mouth 1

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Understand your Horse – Part 15 Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 15 Mouth 1 In the last part we looked at the horse’s nose – its function as well as the moods he can convey with it. Nose and mouth …

Understand your Horse – Blog 14 – Nose

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  Understand your Horse – Blog 14 Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 14 Nose So far we looked at the expressions of the horse’s ears and eyes, with which (apart from their functional movements) he communicates some of his feelings …

Understand your Horse – Blog 13 – Eyes 3

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Understand your Horse – Part 13  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 13 Eyes 3 In the last part we looked at different expressions of the horse’s eyes and noted, just as we did when looking at the ears, that they …

Understand your Horse – Blog 12 – Eyes 2

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Understand your Horse – Part 12  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 12 Eyes 2 In the last part we got an idea of how our horses perceive the world – quite differently from us! Now we want to look at …

Understand your Horse – Blog 11 – Eyes 1

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Understand your Horse – Part 11  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 11 Eyes 1   In the last Blogs we looked at the “language” of the horse’s ears and found that there is a whole list: Attentive ears, including attentive …

Understand your Horse – Blog 10 – Ears 4

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Understand your Horse – Part 10  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 10 continued – Ears 4 In the last part we saw some “Airplane” ears and learned to look out for depression or pain. We looked at lots of “questioning …

Understand your Horse – Blog 09 – Ears 3

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Understand your Horse – Part 09 Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 09 continued: Ears 3 In the last part we ended by looking at some “questioning ears”. We saw that they can be dropped sideways to varying degrees – and …

Understand your Horse – Blog 08 – Ears 2

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Understand your Horse – Part 08  Ears instalment 2 Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 08 Fortsetzung Ohren 2 In the last part we started looking at the ears of the horse by themselves, trying to find out what they can tell …

Understand Your Horse – Blog 07 – Ears 1

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Understand your Horse – Part 07 Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 07 Ears – part 1 In the last part we looked at grooming and greeting faces and realized that each “face” is made up of a conglomeration of expressions …

Understand your Horse – Blog 06 – Face 2

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Understand your Horse – Part 06  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 06 In the last part we got the first taste of the complexity of analysing the horse’s face and the mood it might express, because we recognized that it …

Understand your Horse – Blog 05 – Face 1

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Faces – Part 1 Gesichter – Teil 1 In the last two Blogs we looked at the signals a horse might send to you by using his whole body. I started with that, because it is easier to interpret than …

Understand your Horse – Blog 04 – Whole Body 2

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Understand your Horse – Part 04  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 04 In the last part we observed the first two things the horse can express with his whole body, by decreasing or increasing the distance between you. Here we …

Understand your Horse – Blog 03 – Whole Body 1

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  Understand your Horse – Part 03  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 03 In the last part we discussed that most of the signals, sent out by your horse to you for communication, are the “soft” signals, which are happening …

Happy Holidays – on my own behalf

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 Happy Holidays! Speaking on my own behalf  Fröhliche Feiertage! In eigener Sache I thank all my Blog readers for their many comments – and such nice ones too!  Thank you all for responding – and a very nice Holiday Season …

Understand your Horse – Blog 02 – Awareness of signals

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Understanding your horse – Part 02  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 02 Awareness of signals sent Our last conversation example: In the last Blog I told you about a conversation between my horses and myself, into which we must now …

Understanding Your Horse – Blog 01 – Introduction

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Understanding your horse – Part 01  Ihr Pferd verstehen – Teil 01 Introduction to the conversation:  It will not be news to you that horses communicate with body language. But what may be new to you is HOW MUCH they …

Long-Reining – Blog 12 – Piaffe, Canter

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Long-reining – Part 12  Arbeit am langen Zügel – Teil 12 In the last part we cheered up our horses by teaching them to feel grand doing the Spanish Step on the long-reins, because the half-pass (which we will continuously …

Playing with Knowledge – Blog 14 – What the Horse says

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Playing with Knowledge – Part 14  Fachmännisch spielen – Teil 14  What the horse says! In the past 13 Blogs we have discovered that in order to become knowledgeable play mates we need to learn quite a bit about our …

Long-reining – Blog 11 – the Spanish Step

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Long-reining –  Part 11 Arbeit am langen Zügel – Teil 11 In the last part we worked on the Pirouette and the half-pass. Practising this takes a long time and was (at least in my case) at times quite frustrating. …

Playing with Knowledge – Blog 13 – Be interesting!

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Playing with Knowledge – Part 13 Fachmännisch spielen – Teil 13 We are almost at the end of our list of leadership qualities. We recall that the reason for starting all this was that we want to become good friends …

Obituary on Johnny

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Obituary on Johnny, October 2013 Nachruf auf Johnny, Oktober 2013 Johnny had to be put down after a very bad colic last week. His heart was too weak to operate. He was 28 years old. He died with his head on Eva’s …

Long-Reining – Blog 10 – Pirouette & Half-pass

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Long-Reining – Part 10 Arbeit am langen Zügel – Teil 10 In the last part we taught our horses the lateral movement of “Travers”. The pirouette: When the horse is in the travers position, with the correct bend, it is easy …

Playing – with Knowledge – Blog 12 – Sensible, Instinct

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Playing – with Knowledge – Part 12 Fachmännisch spielen – Teil 12 Use Reason, understand instincts In the last part we discussed how to make your horse more courageous. Only three things are left on our leadership list now to …

Long-reining – Blog 09 – Travers

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Long-reining – Part 09 Arbeit am langen Zügel – Teil 09 Travers: In the last part we discussed how to teach our horse to bend his neck, while walking on a straight line. This serves as a preparation for lateral …

Playing – with Knowledge – Blog 11 – Give Him Courage

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Playing – with knowledge – Part 11 Fachmännisch Spielen – Teil 11  Give him courage In the last part we discussed how to lead our horse trust-worthily during an exploration of troubling objects or occurrences. Now we want to enlarge …

Long-reining – Blog 08 – Straight Bends

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Longreining – Part 8 Arbeit am langen Zügel – Teil 8 Straight bends In the last Blog we started on lateral work with the shoulder-in. Now we want to refine our rein aids further and introduce the horse to the …

Playing – with Knowledge – Blog 10 – Lead exploration

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Playing – with knowledge – Part 10 Fachmännisch spielen – Teil 10 Exploration behaviour In the last part we discussed point 5 (show the right reactions) and point 6 (be determined) of our leadership qualities’ list.  On we go! 7.    …

Long-Reining – Blog 07 – Shoulder-in

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Long-Reining – Part 07 Arbeit am langen Zügel – Teil 07 In the last part we learned a clean rein-back on the long-reins with the appropriate prep-games. We showed how to teach the horse to lower his croup and get …

Playing – with Knowledge – Blog 09 – Reactions, determined

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Playing – with Knowledge – Part 09 Fachmännisch spielen – Teil 09 In the last Blog we discussed how important it is for a good leader to be observant enough to know at each moment, what is going on around you …

Long-Reining – Blog 06 – Rein-Back, tilt pelvis

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Longreining – Part 06 Arbeit am langen Zügel – Teil 06 Rein-back, lower Croup In the last Blog we started working in trot. We practised various positions and hand-changes, which need more coordination in trot. We added voltes and serpentines lines …

Playing – with Knowledge – Blog 08 – Observe, Know, Routines

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Playing – with knowledge – Part 08 Fachmännisch spielen – Teil 08 In the last Blog we discussed how to solve the problem with spooking horses – how to truly stay calm as the leader, and the reasons why we …

Long-Reining – Blog 05 – Trot, Positions, Circles, Fig.-8

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  Work on the Long-reins – Part 05 Arbeit am langen Zügel – Teil 05 Last time we refined our rein-aids in such a way that the horse understood the difference between the request for a bend and the request …

Playing – with Knowledge – Blog 07 – Leader stays calm

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Playing – with Knowledge – Part 07 Fachmännisch spielen – Teil 07 In the previous Blogs we understood what we must learn to become a herd member and the horse’s friend. This includes knowing the rules within a herd of …

Playing – with Knowledge – Blog 06 – Going for a walk (part 2)

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Playing – with Knowledge – Part 06 Fachmännisch spielen – Teil 06 Continued from the last Blog: Your horse gets too fast: What to do, if your horse gets moving nicely, but then doesn’t slow down for you? This tends to …

Playing – with Knowledge – Blog 05: Going for a Walk (part 1)

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Playing – with Knowledge – Part 05 Fachmännisch Spielen – Teil 05 With all we have learned so far, we can dare hit the road! We know how to behave like a friend and how to lead – or at …

Long-reining – Blog 04 – Circles, Pos. 3 and 4, Fig.Eights

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Work on the long-reins – Part 04 Arbeit am langen Zügel – Teil 04 In the last Blog we practised how to bend the horse and get him through the corner cleanly. When the horse faces the wall at the …

Playing – with Knowledge – Blog 04: Correct Leading

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Playing – with Knowledge – Part 04 Fachmännisch Spielen – Teil 04 3)  Becoming the “human” lead-mare: On top of becoming a friend, as discussed in the last Blog, we also strive to become the leader of the herd (however …

Long-reining – Blog 03: Bending, Diagonal, 3rd track

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Work on the Long-reins – Part 03 Arbeit am langen Zügel – Teil 03 Up to here: In the last Blog we discussed how to hold the equipment – the lunge line in such a way to prevent getting tangled, and …

Playing – with Knowledge – Blog 03: Problems? Example King

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Playing with knowledge – Part 03 Fachmännisch spielen – Teil 03 In the last Playing Blog we tried to become our horse’s friend. And since we ALL, of course, think that we ARE his friend, let’s see how HE views …

Long-reining – Blog 02: How to start, mobilize jaw, positions

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Long-Reining – Part 02 Am langen Zügel –Teil 02 How to start: Equipment: It is not necessary to discuss any special equipment. I use a simple snaffle bridle with cheeks and my lunge line, into the hand loop of which …