Tag: ground work

Long-Lining for EPM horses

EPM, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis is a neurological disease in horses caused  by exposure to certain protozoal parasites.  It infects and invades the central nervous system.  Depending on the severity of the disease some horses are severely effected with gait abnormalities, weakness, asymmetric muscle atrophy,…

Lily’s Story Part 5 – Learning “Feel”

Horses will keep you humble! In the last post Lily was finally accepting Amy’s leadership. Their bond was strengthened and trust became deeper. We were steadily moving forward in a positive direction, however, not without challenges. Lily has a background of abuse. I believe…

Lily’s Story Part 4 – Following the Leader

Lily’s in-hand work progressed quite nicely. Initially, she was difficult to catch and halter, but that was quickly fixed. She learned to follow Amy and Brian’s body language. She would move forward freely, back up, step laterally, and would stand at a halt, coming…

Working with a “stubborn” horse

I sometimes get asked training questions via e-mail. Although nothing can replace hands-on individual training, I appreciate the chance to help people working with their own horses to find a kinder, gentler, and more effective approach to developing a true partnership. I will be…