Riding

HippoLogic’s blog written by Sandra Poppema, BSc

Teach a horse to lead (or lunge) on grass *grass training done successfully*

A step-by-step training guide can you find in my article that’s published on Horse Rookie. One day I realized that my horse kept pulling me toward grass and it made me feel like an inadequate horse owner. Here I was, with over 30 years on horse experience and still I was pulled towards juicy patches …

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bareback riding, fun

You’re not too old and it’s not too late for your Equestrian Dream to come true

“You’re not too old and it’s not too late. ~ Lori Deschene (Tiny Buddha) This week I rode my born-in-the-wild mare Kyra for the first time tack less: no bridle, no saddle and not even a neck rope! It was very exciting and so much fun. Watch the video Fulfilling my childhood dream I felt completely …

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Debunking Myths: ‘The Whip is only an Extension of my Arm’

‘The whip is just an extension of my arm,’ ‘I don’t use it to whack my horse with,’ ‘I only tap my horse lightly and I don’t cause pain’ are only a few of the explanations horse people give when they are asked why they are using a whip. They don’t realize that the whip IS an aversive tool and the reason the horse listens is because of that. There is an alternative, a way of training without force that works just as well and leads to a better relationship with your horse.