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Horse Whorls

HORSE WHORLS GUIDE

Looking at whorls is a time honored method of judging a horses temperament.

Long held as superstition, there is science to back it up. Hair and brain are formed from the same fetal cell layer. Because they form at the same it makes sense that as a fetus develops the hair growing over the brain, and body, can shows signs of what is going on underneath.

The placement of a whorl on a horse’s face can tell us a lot about their personality.

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Bonding Ideas, Featured

6 Simple Ways To Bond With Your Horse

You’ve seen those horses that are best friends. They are nearly always close to each other and call out if they are parted or nicker when they see each other again.

They have what is called a ‘pair-bond’.

While your horse will never think of you as another horse, there are ways that you can use this natural instinct to pair-bond to encourage a similar relationship with you.

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Horse Training, Trick Training Tips, Useful Tricks

21 Things You Will Discover in the Horse Tricks Academy

Here’s just some of the things you will discover in the HORSE TRICKS ACADEMY.  (Plus each month we add new tricks and activities!)


 

(We only open the Academy to new members a few times a year)

The Horse Tricks Academy is a fun and different online training program that will take you and your horse step-by-step from simple tricks to doing wonderful things together!

Plus you will join a community of friendly and supportive people (800+ members).

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Bonding Ideas, Toys and Equipment, Trick Training Tips

Playing Catch With Bella

I like to offer my horses different toys to play with and see what they want to do with them.

Letting your horse have a say in the play process will really increase your horse’s motivation and enjoyment.

I had been originally teaching Bella to fetch, but then she started to pick up the ball and throw it. She really enjoyed doing that so we played around with her throwing the ball to me to catch, rather than continuing with ‘fetch’.

 


Bonding Ideas

BONDING TIP: Find a Brush Your Horse REALLY Likes

 

Horses that like each other, groom each other. It is one of the ways they care for each other and maintain their relationships.

You can do something similar by finding a brush that your horse really likes and having regular grooming sessions. They only need to be short – just a few minutes every day.

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