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Boundaries and Horsemanship

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Boundaries and Horsemanship

Many of us struggle with setting healthy boundaries in relationships. When we learn how to successfully and effectively work with a 1000-pound animal to create a safe environment, we can begin to look at all our other relationships through enlightened eyes. Setting boundaries is a way of caring for ourselves. It does NOT make you mean, selfish, or uncaring.

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Lunging versus Groundwork

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Lunging versus Groundwork

Groundwork versus lunging or just getting on and ride I have found that there is a lot of confusion and misconception in regards to doing groundwork with our horses.  Many people believe that doing groundwork and lunging are the same thing and they are not.  Groundwork consists of a variety of things we do on the ground to get our horses engaging with us. When we ask our horses to do something, it requires them to engage their mind in order to get the body to do what is being asked.  It gives us the opportunity to see where are...

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Do I use the PNH Horsenality Chart?

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Do I use the PNH Horsenality Chart?

I try not to label horses with the horsenality chart, because when we humans put labels to our horses we tend to put them in a box.

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Groundwork, the Foundation to Success

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Groundwork, the Foundation to Success

Groundwork is where it all begins. It is the first thing we do with a young horse and it shouldn’t stop just because the horse can carry a rider.

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