HOW TO RIDE AND FIX THE BOLTING HORSE

January 23, 2017

Dedicated to Jane Goodwin……   BRITISH HORSEMANSHIP CLAIMS ANOTHER LIFE A teacher was killed when she was thrown from her beloved horse A school teacher died in a freak accident when she was thrown off her horse – described as the “love of her life.” Animal lover Jayne Goodwin, 44, was heard shouting “she’s going” before falling from her “flighty” six-year-old Friesian Kali on January 9 last year. However, coroner David Hinchliff said the mare had developed a habit of suddenly setting off before her rider was properly mounted. “She put her leg into the stirrup, but as she went […]

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LUNGING THE HORSE

January 23, 2017

  Lot’s of horse owners lunge really well. The horse trains them that way.   Just watch them where ever you go. The horse runs around at the end of the stiff lunge rein whilst the owner runs around a smaller circle but lunges just as well. The whole time fighting against the pull of the horse. Well I suppose it is good for their health at least. Seriously though, it is your choice how your horses is trained to lunge so here are a few basic rules to go by.   “The lunging process is the time when the […]

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the anti-rearing bit – necessary or gimmick?

January 23, 2017

Go here for Bits   I was at a Vet Clinic the other day and saw the Vet Nurse install an anti rearing bit on a fairly drugged two year old horse. Obviously, it is Company Policy to use them on all unbroken horses at the minimum. The particular Clinic was near a Race Course and I know that it is the policy of all Racing Clubs throughout Australia at least, to install anti rearing bits or a bridle which has a similar bit, on every horse that is being led. I am totally against the use of the Anti-Rearing […]

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The ‘Pleasure Rein’ – making of the happy Horse

December 6, 2015

  ** Go here for all sorts of EXTENDED REINS THE PLEASURE REIN I am convinced that I must be the only one on the Planet that see’s the pain of Horses that are ridden in the British Horse Society fashion, a system that is handed down across the World, via Pony Club, Military and Mounted Police. The ridden Rein handling fashion is the culprit for the terrorization of Horses everywhere and is a disgrace. As a prolific ‘Problem Horse’ Trainer of 50 Years, I find it quite incredible that People cannot see the damage done to Horses everywhere by […]

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Pony Club Hands

June 17, 2014

        I realize that many of you accuse me of ‘Pony Club Bashing’ but remember, everything I say is for the Good of Horses and the good of the Kids. Every Day, around the World, countless combinations suffer needlessly. Virtually every Week and this Week twice (which has prompted this) I get cases of so called PROBLEM HORSES. Read this……..   Case 1. Mrs. HP assessed a lovely Bay Horse that was being horrendous to ride for the Pony Club Rider, despite them being to two Hacking Coaches in the past few Months. The Horse was kicking […]

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The Causes, consequences and fixes of the Upside Down Neck

June 17, 2014

  Preview (opens in a new window)   This is one of the worst examples of a man made ‘Upside Down Neck’ on a horse and if you look at the tools of torture in this horse’s mouth, a number of things should become very evident to you. If this photo doesn’t bring home to you that the bigger the bit the bigger the damage then I don’t know what will. This idiot has still got very little control over this poor horse. What does he put in next…a chain saw?? An upside down neck pretty well explains itself. It […]

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The Flexed Off Horse and reprocussions

June 17, 2014

  No Leg Yield – no Dressage! No Leg Yield – Veterinary implications!   I have often complained about the lack of Pony Club teaching. Especially the failure to teach to fix the most senseless fault of allowing riders to go around with their horses ‘flexed off’ in order to keep them on the circle and from dropping the shoulder and ending up joining the Coach in the centre. Pony Club have always said to me that the subject is above Pony Club teaching and I guess therefore, Pony Club Curriculum. In excess of 90% of Pony Club horses go […]

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Resistance in the Mouth of the Horse

June 16, 2014

    There are many reasons why Horses are resistant to the Bit but I will also rank them in order of the reason for cause. The most prolific at the top. As I write, I shall take the occasional Photo out of the window of the F-Truck 🙂             Conformation The ability to ‘collect’ is directly influenced by the design of the Body and as such, the majority of Horses don’t suit the ‘English Disciplines’. Therefore, they have to resist….for    they just can’t do it.         Veterinary issues with the Horse […]

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Draw Reins

November 10, 2013

  LETTER “So sorry to ask 2 questions of you in one day… this one is quick! I went to get a market harborough today, and saw some Draw Reins. (Page 8 of the catalogue attached in case you need picture. It buckles to the girth then goes straight through the bit and to my hands. As I do not trust my hands totally, is this better or worse than the Market Harborough when you take into consideration that:  He Trips up a lot and needs his head free when this happens.   ANSWER BY HORSEPROBLEMS Firstly, I NEVER use […]

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Above the Bit

November 10, 2013

  Are You an ‘English Discipline Rider’? Is your Horse ‘on the bit’? Correctly ‘on the bit’?    I write this to make you think. To think about your adequacy in putting a horse ‘on the bit’, in a frame, head down, round or anything else you want to call it. I speak generally. I include all those people who ride the ‘English’ discipline and who do attempt to ride with a contact in order to achieve putting their horse ‘into a frame’   Through my observations, the percentage of Australian Horse Riders’ who cannot achieve this task would roughly […]

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