Listen in to hear my thoughts on some archaic beliefs and methods used in the equestrian industry that for the most part I think don't make any sense....
Let's face it...its 2021 and we can do better and be better for both ourselves and our horses :)
*Also if you would like some additional support in forgiving yourself for things you may have done in the past or seen others do then please join my Confident Equestrian Community. Inside this group I'll be hosting a free workshop for you all to help you on your healing journey to let go of any guilt and self blame you have been holding on to so you can move forwards and enjoy your horses*
I'll be diving into sharing my opinion on the below:
- Just get on and ride! Get back on the horse!
- Show them who’s boss!
- Move their feet!
- Wet/sweaty saddle blankets will make them calm down!
- Don’t feed your horse treats, they’ll turn into a monster
- Using R+ doesn’t mean your horse wants to be with you, you’re just luring them
- If your horse follows you it means they’re respectful, if they turn your bum to you it means they’re not
- Bucking it out when saddling
- They just need more miles!
- More lunging! More working down!
- You need years of experience to be able to work with a “difficult” horse
- You can’t just learn good feel
- You’re too soft with your horse
- Your horse needs a job
- They can’t just be a paddock ornament
- Don’t let them get away with it!
- Tie them up all day, that’ll teach them some manners
- Tongue over the bit or chomping? Just tighten the noseband
- Hold the lead rope tight at all times
- Desensitising is bad!
- If they bite you just hit them back!
- Growl at them if they are playing up!
- Negative reinforcement is bad
- Rope halters are the best/the worst
- Bits vs bitless
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