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India: Horse Handling for the Veterinarians india Feb 28, 2019

We had a great morning with the vets from the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) here in Ooty this morning. The WVS is supported by the Peter Sullevan Charitable Trust and Welttierschutzgesellschaft I gave a talk about how to quickly connect with a horse that you might have come out to treat...

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An Indian Special india Feb 28, 2019

Do you ever look at your horse and think, “Wow, I never thought I'd own such a beautiful horse” or “My horse is too good for me” or “I can’t do XYZ because I don’t want to ‘ruin’ him/her”? Don’t get me wrong, we all love our horses...

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India: Pony Club india Feb 25, 2019

This weekend we had a Pony Club meeting here at Hill View Farm Animal Refuge. The ponies were all recent arrivals that I’ve been working with over the past week and the children came from the local village.

The children learned how to approach, groom and lead the ponies. The ponies appeared...

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India: Patterns of Behaviour india Feb 21, 2019

It’s been such an interesting experience during the last week working with a dozen different horses, each horse receiving five to fifteen minutes twice a day. I keep daily notes on the horses’ lessons as it’s easy to forget how each individual is progressing without this record...

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India: Meet the Ladies india Feb 20, 2019

This herd of four mares are new arrivals at IPAN. They came from the streets of the nearby Ooty township. They were brought in with a stallion that is currently awaiting gelding and it looks as though at least two of them are in foal and possibly three.

One of the mares, Jackie (O), is...

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India: The fun starts! india Feb 19, 2019

We have two vet students from Finland and their two supervisors here at the vet clinic for a few weeks. This morning we all watched the ‘big’ horses being worked.

Each horse receives just ten to fifteen minutes of work, morning and evening, and it’s amazing how quickly they are...

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IPAN Day 3 india Feb 18, 2019

We are already settling into a good routine here with the horse handling and training. Because it’s very hot during the day, we rise early and get to work at first light. There are two main groups of horses that we are working at the moment and each horse has two short lessons a day. The...

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IPAN Day 2 india Feb 17, 2019

This morning we began work on a program for introducing new horses to life in the IPAN refuge.

With four newly arrived mares, we had four very different characters to work with. The most confident one, also the one in the best condition, was leading well and picking up her feet nicely at the end...

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Arriving at Indian Protection for Animals and Nature (IPAN) india Feb 16, 2019

It soon becomes clear, after setting off from the hotel in Coimbatore, the reason my suggestion of “I’ll just rent a car at the airport and drive out to you” was met with stony silence – a mad woman!

I spent the first few minutes wondering if India had adopted the...

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"I haven't got time" webinar Feb 11, 2019

How long does it take to train your horse?

Factors that influence this include the horse's history and natural emotional level, it's breed and age.

This webinar discusses how you can make the most of shorter training sessions, building that bubble of communication with your horse in the...

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Webinar: The Unhandled Horse webinar Feb 04, 2019
  1. Making the first contact - where and how. Should I use food? Teaching the horse the first pressure-release lessons. Introducing positive reinforcement.
  2. Desensitization (sacking out) - why should the horse be unrestrained? Teaching to turn-and-face. Habituating the horse to the lead-rope.
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