Rider communication with horses If your horses are in a fantasy world, try telepathy. For those of us stuck in mundanity, ways to communicate wishes/instructions to a horse come broadly under 3 categories: 1.Natural aids (no, not the marital type!). These consist of a rider’s hands, legs/feet, and weight. 2.Voice 3.Artificial aids – whips, spurs, […]

I’m not trying to be sensational – this was a question asked of me by a sports journalist, and is not quite as obvious as it sounds. You’ve heard of COLTS and FILLIES, but when does a colt stop being a colt and become a stallion? As a rough guide, we talk about colt foals […]

This is where I shall try my best to share my expert equestrian knowledge with you, hopefully in plain English, to assist writers who want to include any form of horse knowledge in their books. I plan to share tips on such areas as: general information about horses horse care and handling riding horse behaviour […]