The Nosebandwagon

Have we been taken for a ride? By Kailie Nott Have you noticed that nosebands come in two main categories: decorative and restraining? This was not always so. The modern use of restraining nosebands restricts the horse’s ability to choose his response and works at the symptomatic level. Other training methods rely on working with the horse’s psychology. In the …

Bits – Wand or Weapon?

Are your hands a weapon? By Kailie Nott Finding an animal’s weakness has enabled people to control many different species. We put collars around a dog’s neck, rings in a bull’s nose, ropes around a pig’s leg, and bits in a horse’s mouth. These techniques help us to disable the animal in some way and give us the capacity to …

Truth it is seeking the right question

Truth it is the foundation of relationship. Being prey animals, horses are highly attuned to their environment. They are constantly on guard and have highly developed senses. Their life depends on it. When the horse interacts with the human, the world’s number one predator, they have one question foremost on their mind – do you speak the truth? Can I …

Heart Space and Horses

Feeling is the communication language of nature and horses Holistic Equitation is now running the new Heart Space – Horse and Owner Relationship Program. Feeling is the language of nature and the language of horses. The Heart Space workshop will help you get into a more peaceful heart space, creating a deeper and more rewarding relationship with your horse or pet. …

Horse Stories

How Darky Rode The  Zebra By Andrew Bowe Download PDF   Sparky’s Ride By Andrew Bowe Download PDF   Kelly’s Pony By: Andrew Bowe Download PDF The Untamed Stallion By: Jo Cheval A Tribute to Karaga Mikarma our black stallion we recently sold Download PDF     Please contact: Jo Sheval for more details 0478 7111 80 45 Connors Lane, Seville …

Tips on building a manege

Menage or manege? Well… if you say menage to a Frenchman he’ll think of households – as in ‘menage a trois’ – and certainly won’t connect you with horses. The correct term for a schooling area for horses is manege! Selecting an appropriate size.. The most common size is a standard 40 x 20 metre school. This is quite adequate …