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Performance Horse Digest Volume 11, Issue 1
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Performance Horse Digest – Featuring: Al Dunning, Pat Parelli, Clinton Anderson, Martha Josey, Lynn Palm, Craig Cameron, Richard Winters, Mike Major, Barbra Schulte, Sandy Collier, Monty Bruce, Dick Pieper, Dr. Robert M. Miller, Dr. Juliet M. Getty, and more! LEARN FROM THE PROS!
Table of Contents
Aside from the right mindset, a reined cow horse must have an inborn ability to read and respond to cattle. The level of innate cow sense a prospect has usually determines how good—or how great—that horse has the potential to become.
I’ve had the -opportunity- to train horses and learn from a variety of folks, not just in the roping pen. I get the Kids that want to, learn to rope, either calves or steers.
Liberty training is often overlooked by many as nothing more than circus tricks.
It is easy to become discouraged when you find yourself at the end of the year without much improvement or having accomplished little compared to the previous year.
Have you ever heard of Wayne Gretzky, “The Great One?” According to Wikipedia he is the leading all-time scorer in the National Hockey League. He’s been called the greatest hockey player ever with more goals and assists than any other hockey player.
In 1949 my father gave me a Christmas present; a pair of kangaroo cowboy boots. They were handsome but a size too large. No matter! I only used them for riding.
Because some horse breeds are known to be predisposed to certain genetic conditions, mare owners typically scrutinize the risks before making breeding decisions. They evaluate stallions’ histories, offspring, conformation, health and pedigrees.
Have you ever been in a situation where you were in new or unfamiliar territory? Maybe your coach was out of players for a certain position and you were the only one on the bench, so he asks you to fill the spot.
Once you make sure the trailer is a comfortable place for your horse, there are a few safety concerns and possible trouble spots that you should consider when he’s loaded.
When I handle a horse on the ground, I want to be able to turn him on his forehand or the hindquarters and in either direction. He already knows how to move his butt away from me and give me his head if I’ve handled him right catching him.
A horse that lies down and rolls while you’re working with him is very dangerous, because if you’re not quick enough to get out of the saddle, he can crush you and seriously injure you.
This is a continuation of our series on “training outside the box.” We have reviewed important steps to prepare for training on the trail In the last article you learned to recognize if a horse has inner energy and playfulness and how to release it
68 Hay Is Missing Key Nutrients by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
Living pasture grasses and alfalfa are rich in fat and water-soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals, carbohydrates, and protein.
The most impressive backup is straight and speedy. Some horses can almost trot backward, an impressive achievement that is rewarded by a judge for its higher degree of difficulty.
You want to very carefully engage your equine partner in conversation. It has often been said that the first things a horse learns stay with him for the rest of his life.
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