Learned Helpless in the Horse

January 17, 2018

This is ‘Learned Helplessness’ in Horse training. It comes in many forms and is really, a Welfare issue. This article will explain it:     SOME OTHER EXAMPLES   The Ground Handling teachings of the British Horse Society, passed down through all of the Equestrian Bodies and Pony Club, produce “Learned Helplessness’ the majority of cases. This is because they are designed to cause “Fighting or wrestling with Horses” For clarity, here are the two basic Ground Handling systems and I want you to pay particular attention to the Faces of all the Horses!!   The British way   Natural […]

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Are You Training a Leg Climber?

November 11, 2013

     Leading a Horse like this is one of the contributing causes of Ulcers in the Horse   Hence the Face on this Horse Of all the Problem Horses that I have met, there has been a predominant common link to that of various forms of ignorance and resistance in the ground manners. Of the various forms of ignorance in ground manners, the cause has been the manner in which the owner has simply led the horse. I have NEVER MET an Owner who comes with a WEBBING HALTER that has acceptable Ground Manners on their Horse When a […]

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