During their basic training for circus exercises, horses have to learn to stand still. Also called “the statue”, standing still is the first step towards introducing several exercises on the lunge and at liberty. In this video, Bea Borelle shows you what the first steps are.
The key to good training is to involve the mind and body of the horse. Keeping the standing still exercise attractive for the horse requires rewarding and praising the horse as soon as he answers correctly to the given signals. During this training, it’s also important to make sure the horse not only stands still physically but also remains calm mentally.
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Bea Borelle is known throughout the European and International scene as a multi-talented and motivating instructor. Her extensive skills for training horses in-hand, on the lunge and according to the classical principles of dressage define her as a unique horse-woman and an exceptional trainer.> more
A good relationship with the horse, filled with harmony and trust, is the goal of every rider. In this video horsemanship trainer, Arien Aguilar, explains what the fundamentals are for a good relationship between horse and human.
Duration: 00:23:31 Minutes
It’s no secret that treats can be great as a reward during training. Nevertheless, they need to be used carefully so that the horse doesn’t become pushy or starts begging for the treat instead of focusing on the exercise. In this video, Bea Borelle demonstrates her systematic training approach to reward the horse with a treat.
Duration: 00:05:50 Minutes
In this video horsemanship trainer, Arien Aguilar, shows you some essential points to take into consideration for effective communication between horse and rider. Even though rewarding the horse seems like the easiest thing to do in training, you will also see that the signals are just as important as the timing!
Duration: 00:14:58 Minutes
Not all horses are the same - this is nothing new, but do you really know how your horse is ticking and how to best handle him with his individual personality? Jenny and Peer will tell you which characteristics you need to recognize when it comes to the body language of the horse, what they can tell you and how to work with your horse accordingly.
Duration: 00:20:55 Minutes
Putting our theoretical knowledge of equine ethology and riding into practise is something every trainer, instructor and rider should be able, or aim, to do. Every action of the horse under saddle is always a reaction-to the rider and surroundings. To know this and respect this is the basis which we should keep in mind when training our horse.
Duration: 00:30:12 Minutes