Yep, there’s an official tool to identify if that horse is really stressed. Last year, researchers developed The Horse Grimace Scale, grading 6 facial action units (FAU) to determine horse pain, including ear position, muscle tension around the eyes and nostril shape. Good horse-people read horses well, don’t they? Just helps to have a scientific tool to confirm we’re not…Continue
Added by Lindsay Grice on December 14, 2015 at 2:18pm — No Comments
Steering a horse with one hand is like adding another language to your horse’s education. Initially trained to speak “direct rein”, as the horse advances in his education you’ll begin to communicate with a curb bit and introduce pressure from the neck.
As an english rider, entering the western world, I felt awkward riding with one hand. So, like many riders, I’d…
Added by Lindsay Grice on December 14, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments