MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF THE GIRTHY HORSE

January 23, 2017

See the Video here I regularly get letters about Horses that attempt to bite, lay their ears back, snake their heads, cow kick and so on, whilst being girthed up. There have been many a proposition put as to the cause but as usual, I like to “listen to the horses“ There are plenty of ‘Girthy Horses’ in this World and I reckon I would meet about 10% that are. They are born that way and I am yet to meet one that has Veterinary induced touchiness. Regardless of the Problem, such Horses need to be given understanding, empathy and […]

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TOP 10 REASONS WHY GREEN HORSES BUCK

November 6, 2013

TOP12 REASONS Girthiness not taken in account enough Learned Helplessness Because the horse did not respect the breaker or the owner Because “Green on Green don’t go” Because the owner thought that riding on the arena was safer than on the trail Because of a lack of proper warm up in the saddling process Because the owner insisted upon mainly walking the horse rather trotting and cantering, boring it into rebellion. Because the horse never felt exhaustion during the breaking in process. (especially at the canter) Because the owner jammed the horse up during flatwork and didn’t get it forward […]

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