What To Do When Your Horse Freezes
Thinking Like a Horse
To effectively communicate with your horse, there has to be a mutual understanding within the partnership. This understanding, in large part, stems from the rider’s ability to accurately read his or her horse. In this topic, Julie Winkel teaches us to accurately interpret the various expressions and behaviors horses use to convey their state of mind.
Running Time: 12 minutes and 46 seconds
COLT’S FIRST RIDE
The job – give a young colt his first experience under saddle that instills him with confidence, alleviates his anxiety while fostering in him faith and trust in his rider.
Job requirements – intuition, patience, consistency and a calm, self-possessed air, not to mention the ability to stick to the saddle!
The man for the job – Jose Alejos.
Running Time: 42 minutes and 36 seconds
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Hi Julie –
Thanks for the answer and providing useful tips . As far as the detective work – he is a Nakota and was raised in a herd. He lived in the middle of the pack and I am now asking him to lead the pack. I have been very reassuring and he does well 6-8 strides ahead of the group, but freezes when they catch up. It does not seem like he wants to kick out . It’s more like he would rather someone else lead. As soon as someone else passes – he is back on gear. Any additional thoughts based on this detective work?
Thanks for sharing that info with us Dan. We passed it on to Julie and I emailed you her response.