A selection of articles from our previous issues of the Equine Academy Journal.
Managing Equines in the Heat
During the Summer months of 2022, we have seen global temperature rises, most notably in the UK, Europe and North America. This increase in temperature and drought directly impacts the welfare of both equines and
How can we build a strong bond with our horses by utilizing the pillars of trust?
Every horse lover is taught early on in their horsemanship journey that trust is the foundation of a good relationship with their horse, but how do you attain that trust? Is trust something that is
How Guru Syndrome© stops you from gaining true confidence
When does an inspiring figure stop being helpful and start actually impeding your development? When they become a guru. Whether leaders and coaches assume guru status, or you give it to them, the flexibility, confidence
Safe driving : part 1
Basic Groundwork Training Safety is essential in training the driving horse, both for the driver and for the horse. Safe training involves two things, being sure the horse fully understands and is prepared for each
Does your horse really want to be caught?
One of the first things most of us do every time we arrive at the yard is go to catch our horse. Our horse might be in the field, a smaller paddock, or his stable.
Can bitless bridles be harsh?
The short answer is, YES! Any bridle can be harsh and bitless bridles in this respect are no different. As a bitless bridle fitter, bitless coach, and trainer I spend a lot of time explaining
Foundation Training SHOULD Look Boring
Foundation training is the essential fundamentals of good horsemanship that you and your horse need to master to communicate well together. It is the basis for everything you will teach to your horse. It is
Toxic and Poisonous Plants
Whenever there is talk about plants for horses, a frequent response on the internet is “you shouldn’t let that grow in their field, it’s poisonous”. When questioned, the person writing the comment usually says they