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Q & A – Treat Equipment & Classical Conditioning

In my recent blog post Guest Bloggers, I also encouraged readers to send me your questions, the answers to which I said I would publish as blogs throughout 2013. We love questions here at Equi-libre Horses! There really isn’t such a thing as a silly … Continue reading

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Inspirational Quote

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being” Hafiz NB: This image is one I captured of my most favourite and loved places in the UK – Blue Anchor … Continue reading

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Guest Bloggers

Inviting Questions & Guest Bloggers for 2013 Horsemanship is above all else about love. It is about building relationships, hard work and dedication, an open dialogue based on mutual respect, trust, communication and sharing that which we have learnt personally with each other … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings

Another year is nearly over. Quite where it has gone, I honestly don’t know, but what an amazing year it has been. Looking Back Lessons, Clinics & Workshops We have had such a great year here at Equi-libre Horses, very busy … Continue reading

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Feel and Self-Carriage

As far back as I can remember, my dream has been to ride advanced movements on a horse without any tack. The trust and love to be nurtured in order to achieve such a partnership is a dream in itself, but add to that the beauty … Continue reading

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Pressure – Positive or Negative?

There has been much talk on the internet recently about the use of pressure in training and whether it is viewed by the horse as pleasant and helpful guidance or instead something that the animal is in fact working to avoid or … Continue reading

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Think, Plan, Do!

As my clients know well, and at the risk of repeating myself again ;-), I am always emphasising the immense value and importance of training plans and shaping plans. Substantially more time really ‘should’ go into the planning phase before executing any training. Think, Plan, Do! … Continue reading

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Finland speaks out about violence and coercion in equine training

Helsinki Humane Society HESY Ry Asks Horse Industry to Abandon Violent Training Methods Shared from eurodressage – http://www.eurodressage.com/equestrian/2012/10/20/helsinki-humane-society-hesy-ry-asks-horse-industry-abandon-violent-training-methods “The Helsinki Society for Animal Protection (HESY ry) along with certain horse industry professionals are concerned about the violence and coercion used … Continue reading

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Great Blog Post from Jane Holderness

I know I have been somewhat quieter on my blog front recently! I am conscious of it, just have had FAR too much going on to get round to thinking about writing blogs at the moment! I will try to … Continue reading

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Jo Hughes interviewed ahead of the Equine Clicker Conference

Ahead of speaking at the upcoming Equine Clicker Conference, Helen Gilbertson interviewed Jo Hughes about what she is going to share with us at the conference. Find out how Jo began Clicker Training and who really shouldn’t miss her talk … Continue reading

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