If Handled Properly Anyone Can Enjoy Horses
Even a Novice or someone with no experience can have fun with Horses if handled Properly and Correctly.
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People that have no experience of horses tend to be fearful of them,and maybe show them to much respect,but yet again that’s to be expected when confronted with a half ton animal that’s mostly packed with muscle.
And yet forsome reason the majority of people love horses,not everyone,but the majority,people I know or people I just frequent with,are all fascinated with horses to some degree. I have been fascinated with Horses all my life,they have the ability to comfort you when you are feeling down,and also they can keep your feet firmly on the ground.It doesn’t matter what you do with your horse,if you’re a hobby rider,if you only have a horse as a pet in the field or stable.And yet if you are an all out competitor in any one of the many various equine disciplines you have these days,horses are still unique.For such a large powerful animal horses can be,and are extremely soft,sweet and kind natured,given respect they will then in turn respect you back,they shall be faithful and truly rewarding.
Never be complacent around a horse always give them the respect they need,and deserve,try your very best not to show them that you are nervous,or scared as they can sense your inner most feelings straight away.They can feel your anxiety especially when you ride them,they sense the tension through the reins into the bridle,they can even feel your nerves by the way you position your lower legs.If you change your leg position by moving them slightly further back behind the girth,as can happen if you tense up,then that’s a signal to the horse and they will take this negatively.Handling horses is all about you being confident when you are around them,keeping it simple never complicate the issue,as far as the horse is concerned they take whatever signals you project onto them.So it’s mighty important that everything you do with the horse exudes confidence,from feeding on the field to mucking out the stable,to grooming,loading your horse onto a trailer or wagon to leading out and riding.But riding is the most important discipline you should show your confidence,as the horse will feel every minuet movement or twitch of nervousness that you make and that will react negatively to the horse.
Never pressurize the situation if at all avoidable,never show your nerves,always if you like,hoodwink your horse for you to get your way,this is much better than ending up fighting with a half ton animal.Believe me fighting with a horse you will surely lose and the result,you will be moving backwards,and lose all your confidence.This is true whatever standard you are at,from a complete novice through to an experienced horseman/woman.Always remember a horse will do exactly what it is told by you if treated correctly,with a kind but firm hand then you will see just how obedient and good a friend a horse can be.It shall be loyal to you do as it is told without you having to lift a finger in anger towards it,be it a gelding or a mare.If you are thinking of getting a horse for yourself even though you only have little experience,or even no experience at all,never be scared taking a horse on it is not such a big deal as one might think.It is easier than what most people would expect,especially if planed out,and you research it thoroughly in books,or better still on the internet.A small parcel of land of approx 1 to 2 acres with good tree shelter,water and the field being fertile with water and a good growth of grass,then you are on your way and you’ll never look back.As once you have owned a horse you will never want to be without one ever again,it will become part of your family, you’ll hate watching horses get injured or abused,you will protect them with your life if need be,that is the bond and trust shared between man and horse.
So why not get yourself a horse it will be the best thing you will have ever done,and if you should decide to start riding as well, then,that will be one of the most rewarding things you will have achieved,nothing comes close to galloping along the beach in sun,wind and rain.But there are a host of different Equestrian Disciplines to which you can get involved,from showjumping to eventing,dressage to endurance riding,even horse racing if you are of the right build.The list goes on,but the main thing always enjoy your horse and whatever discipline you decide to follow give yourself and your horse the best possible chance at success,it all takes time and patience.Though you will need help and advice to start with,always listen to your own instincts and those of your horse.Both of you will have created a bond together and will have become friends,and remember the bond can sometimes be extremely strong between you,so listen to yourself it will help you.
When you are feeling down the best pick me up is going out on your horse for a long hack,to feel your horse and the warmth from it’s body comforts you and will get you relaxed.It clears the mind and it will get you back into positive thinking and it does really work,it has worked for me on numerous occasions.Research it before taking the plunge,but once you have taken that plunge you will never look back and horses will be part of your life forever.Horses have been one of my biggest passions in life so I’ll be writing more on horses here in future,and hopefully I can help others to get into the equine world.There is nothing quite like owning your own horse,the smell the touch of a horse is like no other either if it’s out on the field,or being stabled.In the middle of summer or in the middle of winter a horse is simply magical,so here’s hoping that more people around the world will get into horses and get as much enjoyment out of them as I have.
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