Lindsay Grice's Blog – March 2018 Archive (3)

Brakes

Reliable brakes – not just for reiners!  Anyone ever been thankful for a horse who had a braking safety feature installed? An accident averted, an equitation class won, an opportunity to re-group before things got “out of hand”?

I’ve been thankful for horses that know “whoa” before they steps on the reins, unseat a novice, or bump into another horse in the warm…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on March 19, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The horse’s flight response. Practice makes perfect.

Flight response is a prey animal’s instinct to flee from perceived danger.



Dr Andrew Mclean says “A structure deep inside the brain called the amygdala, sorts out stimuli as to whether they are fearful or not. Fearful stimuli receive special recognition by the brain in terms of remembering - unlike other information, once learned, fearful responses…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on March 12, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Horses and Fences

Don’t give up what you want most for what you want right now.



I had the privilege of speaking to a student group last night- Life Lessons Learned from Horses. From the city, on outdoor education at a local retreat centre, everyone had experienced their first “horse encounter”.



Horses are hard on fences, I told them. They bend…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on March 11, 2018 at 4:11pm — No Comments

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