Looking at early medieval sources we see people on horseback holding birds of prey. I have a horse and I have a very tame chicken. It is a short step to conjure up the idea to sit on horseback holding a chicken on my arm, right? This blog is about training a horse and horse to be badasses and release their inner viking.
I think this photo was the first moment I knew I could move in and live here. It was the middle of winter, exactly a year ago ( give a day or two) and our country was in the middle of the biggest lockdown. In this blog I will share my story with you of how my house came to be. I had a dream, simply to live with my horses and to live a simple lifestyle. I found these things called 'grill kota`s' and they have followed me for years. When I started looking for woodcabins I just kept coming back to...
My crossbreed stallion Brisingr is now living the lush life of a young gelding in a mixed herd. I have been training him with positive reinforcement and intrinsic motivation by using targeting, clickertraining and a lot of simply spending time together. In this blog I`ll gladly share our journey so far.
When you start making or getting your first viking costume you spend time and effort in it and usually the first thing you hear is that something is not historically correct. So you retreat back to your modern cave with your tail hanging between your legs and doubt whether this reenactment thing is for you.
Conversation with your horse starts with the moment you approach him. and it can set the tone for the rest of the time you spend together. Here`s a easy way to change and open up your mindset to what your horse has to say to you.
Loading your horse on a trailer, doesn`t have to be a problem if your practise without even being near a trailer. How? These seven exercises will not only prove useful when loading your horse, they are also a lot of fun to do!
What type of horse suits you or what breed of horse suits you are two different things. But sometimes a certain breed helps to narrow things down. Simply because certain types of horses are bred to do certain type of stuff and have a character suited to that kind of work.
It is so easy to attribute your horse as being lazy or stubborn or unruly without actually trying to find out how the horse is feeling about you and the situation you put him in. They can actually be insecure, scared, unbalanced, in pain, hungry or tired. All of these emotions are temporary, where as the things we call our horse to be will get stuck in our minds as being truths.