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Various horse training techniques: âª Try It, You'll Like It âª
Do you remember lately that a horse is beautiful? However random or clumsy our effort may be, the horse seems to find out what to do and likes to do it. Next year, this should be borne in mindfulness when it comes to excellence and the "only right way".
I' ve observed many different training instructors. At work to collect the horse, the riders were told: "Drive with the buttocks, push more firmly with the chair, move your horse forward and keep a firm grip. "Another advised: "Lift your chair, put lights in the nut, shut your feet, take your horse's belly.
" There were two completely different movements - but in a few moments, at least to my eyes, both began to increase their gait and gather more. Somehow, despite conflicting advices from people, the horse was able to understand what it wanted and made. They were really good coaches, and I'm sure if I'd been listening long enough, I would have known that everyone would have said something different to another pupil on another horse at a different point in his evolution.
A horse I was riding was a death escape, so I asked some coaches how to get him to sit down and not squander his energies early in the game. A coach said to me to begin with my rein in a twin deck and close it against the horse's back so he couldn't get away from me.
Then the other coach asked me to begin with my rein so my horse wouldn't have anything to rest on. Most of the time the horse likes people and they want to please us. Obviously, your horse's improvement will be simpler if you give him a basic practice before you do something more difficult.
Your legs, for example, will be much better if you have trained your horse to turn in the front part first. It is the difficult part of determining how to learn, and here the coach and theorist begin to bewilder you because they have different views about the game. I can give you the best piece of advise is to just try out everything that the coach du jour has in mind for you.
One way or another you have learnt something, because sometimes it is just as important to learn what not to do as to learn what to do. Some of your disorientation from contradictory advices is a part of your study time. The horse changes as it matures, and what a horse needs is not necessary for an older, more seasoned horse.
Furthermore, different kinds of horse need different ways of proceeding. Thoroughbreds seldom need as much legs to drive them as cold-blooded ponies. A part of my infinite attraction to the horse is that every horse is different and needs a slightly different attitude than any other horse in the cane. I' ve got a brief period of attentiveness, but I never get tired of a horse.
A number of the conflicting commentaries we are hearing are more dependent on the personal preference of a horseback riding instructor or coach than on any riding school. When they become renowned at work with a certain horse breed, they will be inclined to tell horsemen what to do, even if the horse currently in training would profit from a slightly different attitude.
The beauty of the horse, however, is that its wish to please is so great that even under an ineffective system it will look for the required results and give them to us again and again. And we should also note that any rider who has a long-term track record will be fundamentally accurate in his method.
Sometimes we see instructors succeeding with unconventional techniques, but they seldom double their results after the horse reaches retirement once in a lifetime. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the fact that the horse has to be retired. So, if you move barn or trainer and are asked to do something other than what you were asked to do in the past, what should you do? It should be a matter of course that, unlike in the past, the Council does not have the capacity to hurt your horse.
If the technology works or not, you have an optimal situation. When it works, you are a better horseman on a horse that improves; when it doesn't work, you know what you shouldn't do, what's value. Don't ignore the advise, even if you choose not to use it now for yourself and your horse.
This council has probably worked for some horses and riders, and you want new answers when a new horse is a challenge. When the new horse is a different horse to your last one, the things that made the old piece of good old horse advise useless may be exactly what you need this year.
You' ll get horse counseling for the remainder of your lifetime, and much of that contradicts previous counsel you've received. Studying about the horse, how to practice it and how to mount it is a lifetime long experience of learn from errors. Eventually I probably used most of them myself and learnt the pros and cons associated with it.
Recently I had my noses wiped when I received a horse with the best conditioning at a big three-star competition. He' a beautiful horse, and the horseman really does her schoolwork. There were both CCI and CIC sections and I was intrigued to see another coach winning the best conditioning in the other group.
I' m saying this because the other coach uses a totally different system of condition. Other coaches use many long harness movements and brief jumps for cardio-vascular work. You' ll see why I am smiling and shaking my mind when asked about the right way to teach a horse.
A further example of not a proper way is the Council on how to use your eye when diving. Others very succesful coaches tell their horse to look over the barrier and let the horse decide when to do it. Varying advices, but both techniques obviously work. Like any other piece of consulting, your task is to find out what works for you and your horse and then continue doing it.
So, the next conflicting piece of counsel with something you've been trained to do in the past, try it. No matter what happens, you and your horse will make the most of it. Don't be too worried about the right way as long as you and your horse don't come to any damage during the test.
Concerning contradictory advices, the best comments I ever found were in the 1911 U.S. Army Manual of Horsemanship: "If your horse is lucky, you can't be too far from the right track. The original edition of this paper was published in the May 2015 edition of Practical Horseman.