Staying Sharp

Since winter is upon us a lot of Ropers and other horsemen/horsewomen take a little bit of a break and are not on our horses as much.  Here in this article are some pointers about staying sharp through the slower months.

Staying Sharp

7 Women Ride To Rescue 200 Stranded Horses

Just like anything in the way of a storm, devastation can come in many forms without warning. This was true for a group of about two hundred horses that were stranded on a small piece of land. The waters around the land rose after a storm, trapping the horses. Out of the first responders there were seven women that reached the horses and made it possible for those horses to be saved.

7 Women Ride To Rescue 200 Stranded Horses

The Cutest Mini Ever Will SHOCK You With His Dressage Moves!

Lancelot, the mini-horse is a champion at Dressage! The sport that is usually done by large, strong horses, is completed by this smart and proud mini. Lancelot can do piaffes, extensions, and can even lay down and rear, and sit up. Lancelot clearly loves being the center of attention, as he even shows his pride when the crowd claps and cheers for him.

The Cutest Mini Ever Will SHOCK You With His Dressage Moves!

The Modern Western Pleasure Horse – Stop Complaining And Start Riding!

Western Pleasure is a horse discipline that has undergone some scrutiny in the recent years. Many people have complained that the horses in Western Pleasure riding are too slow, or the movement is unnatural. One solution that people have come up with is riding Arabian horses. These horses have different qualities than the quarter horses, so they seem to show better in Western Pleasure.

Key Takeaways:

  • Western Pleasure is a discipline of training horses that has a lot of criticism.
  • The horses are too slow and their movements are unnatural are some of the major complaints about the discipline.
  • Criticism of the method may be a little too harsh.

“Western pleasure is a discipline that horses are trained in. Just like horses are trained to do dressage, trained to do the jumpers and trained to barrel race.”

http://thehorseaholic.com/the-modern-western-pleasure-horse-stop-complaining-and-start-riding/

Scientists Prove Horses Can Talk By Pointing At Signs

We diid an experiment with 23 horses that were taught to communicate
with the use of signs for if they did not want their blanket.The results were
cold blooded horses needed more training than warm blooded. Obvious proof
that it wasn’t random is that the horses did not desire the blanket
when the weather was nice and warm. The blanket was only wanted when weather
was cold, windy

Scientists Prove Horses Can Talk By Pointing At Signs

No Halter, No Bridle, No Ropes – Horse Training Has Never Been This Beautiful!

Horseback rider, Madison Shambaugh, decided to go a week without any ropes on her horse. Her method is called the “Liberty Start,” which Madison shared about on facebook. Madison believes that training a horse without restraints is a good way to allow the horse to accept humans as they are, and vice versa. This Mustang was not easy to train, but accepted Madison on her own free will.

Key Takeaways:

  • The “Liberty Start” method is a way of training horses free of halters or reins.
  • Refraining from physical restraints allows horses to accept human on more trusting terms.
  • Believe in the horses and they will surprise you.

“My conclusions are this: Refraining from physical restraints and rather, allowing the horse to accept humans in a way that honors their bodies and free will is incredibly effective at making this transition.”

http://thehorseaholic.com/no-halter-no-bridle-no-ropes-horse-training-has-never-been-this-beautiful/