Playboy was so chill today🥰
Look at his gorgeous trot, I am in love 😍 Playboy is getting better and better each time I ride him, and it’s such a joy to see his progress!!
Excuse my horrible leg position, the saddle he is using isn’t really my favourite 😅
Question to my fellow trail riders... Have you ever ridden a horse that was so « formatted » and used to following others on a trail ride that it made it extremely difficult to convince him to navigate away from the group? ⠀
Sometimes, they will categorically refuse to do anything other than follow the horse in front of them. I am talking about the kind of horse that has been doing the same trail rides their entire life (possibly mostly with beginners) and has never been a « lead horse » or really “challenged” to do anything else. They have become so used to doing the same thing over and over again that there is no « independent thinking ». The slightest step outside of the path formed by the lead horse or the rest of the group is terrifying and it is extremely challenging to « convince» them otherwise. ⠀
This has happened to me several times in my life when going on some trail rides and I still am not sure how to act in these situations. I do not like to use force or negative-reinforcement and yet it seems that some of these horses are unphased by any “commands”. They do not hear/feel your aids as they are doing the only thing they know, which is to follow the horse in front of them... granted, that makes them ideal for beginners.⠀
Has anyone had a similar experience? Is there a good way to go about it and convince them to listen to their rider as a leader versus the appeal of staying with the rest of the group? ⠀
I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this! Has it ever happened to you? What did you do?⠀
📷: Mini video edit from my last trip to Kyrgyzstan🇰🇬 in July 2018.
Happy friday! I loved doing this with Cassio, specially because she always seemed so happy while galloping in the forest. I can’t stop smiling when I look back on videos like this - forever my best 🍁🍂
So I took this picture the day before Maverick stood on my foot. I was lying in the paddock reading a book when he popped by to say hello. I now realise this was way too close! I’ve been studying lots of principles to prepare for a different relationship when back in my feet! @warwickschiller
Want to know how to have a FREE, FUN & RELAXING experience with your horse? 🐎 •
We’ve just spent the week camping on Gippsland’s 90 mile beach 🏖 with horses 🐴 dogs 🐕 kids 💕 boat 🚤 friends 🙌🏻 ...even the kitchen sink 💯 •
It’s alot of riders life long dream to ride along the beach, soaking up the sun ☀️ and swimming horses 🌊 And I highly recommend it! 💯 •
The horses (and I) have arrived home relaxed, stimulated and burned off the access energy and I find it’s a great break away from there everyday training....
Below are some recommended tips for having an enjoyable and successful beach experience with your horse.
👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Tip #1 TAKE EXTRA FRESH DRINKING WATER!!! Each horse drank approx 30 litres per day. (Thanks Emma for the heads up 🙏)
Tip #2 PACK EXTRA HORSE FEED
I personally like to pack plenty of hay & hard feed when travelling as you never know what pasture is available.
Taking extra feed offers them a good experience away from home, and helps maintain condition.
To avoid Illness, I do not recommend introducing new grain or hay while travelling....stick to what they know.
Tip #3 PACK MOZZIE & SANDFLY REPELLANT (and a first aid kit)
Rugs and fly veils may come in handy too •
Tip #4 CLEAN & REMOVE THE SAND AND SALT FROM YOUR GEAR
To avoid chaffing or girth galling.. I’d suggest to remove sand from your gear after each ride.
Tip #5 CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR HORSE
Please remove horse manure from the parking areas or your day yards. The public use these areas too.
Empty chaff bags are great to use! •
Tip #6 CHOOSE A QUIETER TIME TO CAMP - AWAY FROM PEAK PERIODS
Weekends and public holidays are usually your busiest camping times.
To avoid overwhelm for you/your horse or the general public, consider going to the beach in the early morning or late evening, or on weekdays.
Tip #7 WEAR APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR
I’ve watched people lead there horses down to the water barefoot and get trampled.....OUCH 😳
Have a question about your next beach adventure? 🐎☀️🏖 Simply DM or comment and I’ll reply 🤗
En af de skønne heste fra denne uge. Den unge herre er en fantastisk talentfuld springhest - blød, smidig og klar på alle udfordringer. Men han havde også lige rigelig travlt med at være opmærksom på alt omkring sig, at det resulterede i separationsangt og raskløshed. Jeg udfordrede ham lidt på, hvordan man også kan mærke sig selv og hvile i det. Han tog utrolig flot imod, så nu arbejder ejeren videre med det i deres fine kontakt med hinanden! Jeg elsker simpelthen at hjælpe mennesker med at hjælpe deres heste❤️ #horsetalk#horsefun#heste#helping#showjumping#healing#telepathy#liftingmotivation
Got out to the barn but with the nights and days so cold I couldn’t work in the arena. But that’s alright I worked on hug and kiss tricks. While I also brushed a few of the other horses.
42119 hours ago
Healthy hooves in the winter 🐎
There are four main conditions that could happen to your horse’s hooves in the winter:
- Hoof Bruises = caused by the impact of the hoof on the hard, frozen ground. These are often identified as a darker, sensitive spot on the hoof with a small crack in it. - Abscesses = caused by the wet and dry weather resulting in expansion and contraction of the hoof, allowing bacteria to get into it, causing the abscess. - Thrush = a dark, smelly area in the hoof caused by moisture - Snowballs = balls of compact snow in a hoof
All of the above can be painful for your horse and can be potentially avoided by keeping the hoof dry and picking your horse’s hooves out often. If you are in any doubt about hooves, call your vet or farrier 🐴
15019 hours ago
I believe i can fly🦄💖. Na een hele fijne training vanochtend mocht Ardo zich nog even heerlijk uitleven in de buitenbak🥰Vanochtend tijdens de training had hij weer genoeg energie en zoals je kunt zien vanmiddag ook nog🙈. Eens in de maand mogen de paarden bij ons op stal los in de buitenbak om even lekker uit te razen😍. Zoals je ziet heeft deze kleine stuiterbal ervan genoten. Zo fijn als ze even paard kunnen zijn.❤️
He does not agree with only walking at least for 10 days after the castration, and got a little crazy and took of while training. One half of the rope still hanging on the halter, and the other half in my hand. I never let go of the rope when he have his crazy moments, but this time the rope have had enough. 🤣 . . . . .