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

Ever wonder…Why does the horse jump? For the love of it? Or simply easier to cooperate?

Just thinking through what it’s like to be a horse is bound to make us better riders and appreciate our equine partners!



“Consider, for example, a horse and rider preparing to jump a four-foot wall. Jumping serves the rider’s interests—recognition and a ribbon! The horse, however, takes a risk by jumping, and given a choice most…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on April 25, 2018 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Nosebands – how tight is too tight?

Standard equipment in English disciplines. Training equipment in western.  While nosebands are designed to prevent bit evasion, in the horse business, we’re inclined to default into thinking “If a little is good, more is better! Are we masking bit evasion without asking WHY the horse might be resisting?



The International Society of Equitation Science…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on April 18, 2018 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Do horses sense fear?

Have you ever been unsettled by your classmate’s handwringing before an exam? Or the patient before you holding their jaw as they emerge from the dentist’s room?

Its not that you sense or smell fear. You’re reading their body language….and catching it like an infection.

Riders often tell me that their horse senses they’re nervous. I ask them if they…

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Added by Lindsay Grice on April 11, 2018 at 8:40pm — No Comments

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