Unicorns, Horse Care and Friendship – All Magical!

Over the last two weeks, we have deepened our bonds with our horses, and become more confident and capable as carers. The students are competently collecting and grooming the horses, including cleaning hooves, and we are moving on to leading and preparing for riding!

 

Last week we focussed on leading skills, navigating around an “obstacle course” with our horses, using our body language and kind words, rather than the lead rope, to go in and out of cones, between obstacles, and over challenging surfaces! Trust building and team work.

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This week we learned how to put on a saddle and bridle. There are so many different types of saddles, each individually fitted to the horse. Not only that, the position and “tightness” of these items is crucial to the comfort and safety of the horse and rider, and therefore critical to the success of the partnership!

 

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Working together with the horses is, of course, building bonds between students as well. We are learning from each other who is confident and competent with hooves, who is able to get the stubborn ones moving (horses I mean…) and our masters of horse hair styling! Connecting with each other through a mutual appreciation and understanding of the peculiarities and personalities of the horses we work with.

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