#6 The first saddling session

Welcome to article 6 of the series '10 First times in Coltstarting'. In the last article we discussed the first circles and how to start lunging your horse. In this article I would like to talk to you about the first saddling sessions. So…

3 Tips voor een stabiele gang

'Mijn paard sjokt, is sloom, trekt aan de longe (of teugel) en valt steeds terug.' OF 'Mijn paard valt om aan de longe (of teugel), vlucht weg, versnelt steeds en is erg gespannen.' Beide scenario's komen op hetzelfde neer: je paard kent zijn…

Motivatie VS Omkoperij

Ken jij mensen die principieel tegen voedselbeloningen zijn? De reden hiervoor is meestal: een ervaring met een paard dat extreem voedsel gefocust werd, beet, sloeg of ander dominant gedrag vertoonde.  Bepaalde paardentypen zijn nu eenmaal…

Horse characters & Behavior: # 3 Introverted Horses

This will be the third and last article in the ‘Horse characters & Behavior’ series. In the preceding articles we talked about the use of the Instinctive & Rational sides of the brain, and in part 2 we spoke about the extroverted…

Horse characters & Behaviour: #2 Extroverted horses

In our last article we talked about the different parts of the brain that our horse uses: the instinctive side (when in flight mode) and the rational side (when in thinking mode). If you haven’t read this article yet, I suggest you take the…

Horse Characters & Behavior #1 Instinct VS Ratio

Have you ever wondered why your horse behaves perfect and seems to be the calmest in the world when he is inside of his pasture, but spooks from every leaf falling to the ground whenever he is on the trail? Walk a mile in your horse’s shoes,…

#5: 1ste time lunging, HOW?

Welcome to part 5 of the series '10 First times in Coltstarting'. In the last article we talked about the first real training session and the things to keep in mind when you start putting your horse to work. In this article we will discuss…

Grazing during training; solved!

Spring is coming soon and the nice, green grass is starting to grow. This time of year we get the following question a lot: ‘What should I do when my horse just starts grazing while we’re training?’ or ‘How do I teach him not to graze?’ I’d…

5 Principles for the young Horseman

  On the 12th of April 2014 I gave another demonstration at the Equiday; the biggest horsefriendly event in the Netherlands. The theme was: ‘Natural-Horsemanship: a good start for the young rider.’ I was assisted by one of our talented…

More time, less stress!

I’m sure you’ll recognize the following sentence: ‘oh…but I don’t have time for that!’ And I’m sure that, like me, you’ve heard this sentence concerning one of the following subjects: natural-horsemanship, waiting while trailerloading…