Training horses and ponies correctly needs experience
and knowledge. Our 'Training Horses and Ponies' pages have tips from owners and handlers on many different subjects from lungeing,
to dealing with cold backs and resistance, to working in an outline, learning basic dressage movements, schooling and loading.
Building muscle is important for getting horses fit before riding or competing and we have a selection of exercises and games
to 'play' with a two year old.
'A horse should never
be dealt with angrily. If the horse fears an object, he should be taught that there is nothing to fear. The object should
be touched by the person before the horse is led gently towards it. Hurting the animal will only increase his fear, and he
will associate pain with the object itself.' (Xenophon - Greek historian and soldier 430-354 BC)
Horsey Brain Teaser
Patrick owns 4 horses and their average age is 12. Three of them are Irish
Draughts and their average age is 11. The fourth horse is a Shire. What age is the Shire?
a difficult horse or pony - Horses who don't want to be caught can waste a lot of time and cause much frustration.
We have some tips to help.
Things to do with a two year old
- These sports horses and ponies are too young and immature to do serious work with but there are plenty of games
and bombproofing exercises you can do with them to help them grow into sensible, well adjusted three year olds.
Training foals not to bite - You want to bond with your new
foal but a biting baby can be a trial.
Building Muscle - Tips for building muscle on horses and ponies.
saddles – If your horse is misbehaving, it’s worth getting the saddle checked.
Bits and Pieces - What bit should you choose? Tearaway pony or a horse too strong cross country? How to stop a horse leaning on the
bit? Lorraine Jennings takes the mystery out of selecting the correct bit.
Lorraine Jennings from www.schoolyourhorse.com
Lorraine Jennings will help you school your horse
If you’re bored after 5 minutes in the school or just
after some down to earth advice then www.schoolyourhorse.com could be the website for you. Horse and Pony Info welcomes Lorraine Jennings to
our online magazine where she hosts the 'School Your Horse Help Desk'. If you have a question to ask about schooling your
horse or would like to see what problems other riders encounter, then click here.