Monday, May 30, 2011
Bonding with horses and ponies
9:55 am gmt
Bonding with a horse or pony is an interesting subject and any examples of it are always popular on our Facebook page. A true
bond between horse and rider involves complete trust and a willingness to work in harmony together without the use of force,
anger or whips.
We get many photos uploaded to Facebook with owners and riders of all ages showing impressive
bonds but one of the best places to see great examples is YouTube. We found a video yesterday which was much admired by our
readers on Facebook of a young woman riding her horse without a whip and with no bridle. All she uses is a rope around the
horse's neck and she's well able to perform some High School Dressage movements like this. It's a wonderful demonstration
of trust on both sides. Have a look here http://youtu.be/9TobXiQR9Yg
to see it.
You can also go to the Community section of our website to see more ways to train a horse or
pony in order to create a strong bond. Visit http://www.horseandponyinfo.co/id69.html
to see two good examples of bombproofing and bonding.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Following two diaries - dressage and ex-racer
Horse and Pony Info
12:59 pm gmt
is very grateful to two riders who have agreed to write a diary about their progress for the
2011 season. Dressage Diary
Katie Lee has been writing a Dressage Diary for Horse and Pony
Info. Katie qualified her Welsh Section D, Hillgarth Red Ray (Alfie) for the Trailblazer National Championship Final at Stoneleigh
Park Royal Showground this August. Alfie has been outstanding so far this season, bringing home rosettes on every outing and
he's having a little rest at the moment while Katie works on her other horse. Read Katie's progress here: http://www.horseandponyinfo.co/id81.html
. Re-training an ex-point to pointer
Jenny Montgomery has been re-training Hugo, an ex-point
to pointer, as a sports horse. She is working on his forward going nature and has attended flatwork and jumping clinics. After
a couple of minor setbacks, she and Hugo took part in a dressage test last week. See how they got on here: http://www.horseandponyinfo.co/id80.html
These two diaries will be updated at least two or three times a month so please check back to see how Katie and
Jenny get on.