Jenny Pearce

Horse behaviour problems

A foundation for solving float / trailer loading problems

I get more questions about solving float / trailer problems with horses than any other single question.  Some of the stories of things that have happened have made my hair stand on end. I’ve had maybe 20 hours of video of training my horse Oliver who had been deeply traumatised in a floating accident, sitting […]

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A gorgeous story of a horse helping another horse

Oliver knocked my socks off at the end of our recent Horse Retreat, when he stepped up BY HIMSELF – AT LIBERTY – WITHOUT BEING ASKED – and repeatedly loaded himself into the float / trailer to help one of the visiting horses with their float training. You might wonder at my assumptions that Oliver […]

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Think twice about how you deal with that orphan foal.

When I see those heart warming photos of people cuddling orphan foals in the stable, I could just about throw up.  I feel teary even writing this article.  I’ll tell you what’s prompted me to write this blog today – yet another tragedy of an orphan foal done wrong by good people with all the […]

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From diablo to giant teddy bear for the horse dentist

Even under a LOT of sedation, Oliver had been very difficult for our previous dentist and without sedation – impossible.  He would fling his 18 hand high head in the air and at the first sign of pressure to try and keep his head down, he was popping his front legs off the ground in […]

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The calming acupressure point and a trailer loading question.

Sharon asked about using the calming acupressure point from my previous blog to help with a horse’s float / trailer problem: Would this help a horse who stresses in the float??? My mare no longer travels well in the float.  She loads easy but leans on centre divider and no matter if it is a […]

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Fixing a Needle shy horse – frightened of having an injection

This video below shows you the Keys to Success in fixing a needle shy horse who is afraid of having an injection. Giving a needle should be a quiet process, filled with trust from the horse and confidence from the person giving the needle.  The first needle of this antibiotic course she had been freaked […]

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A nice horse floating story

My daughter Mel shared a wonderful memory on Facebook this morning, that brought back memories of this old story about float / trailer training two of our own horses. Six years ago we moved farms and had 11 horses to move. Some of the horses were brilliant loaders and travelers because I’d worked with them […]

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A guest blog about a confidence problem on the ground with a horse

  I thought that you might enjoy reading my guest blog on confidentrider.com.au   The question from Sarah in New Zealand was: Forget being a confident rider, I’m not even confident with my horse on the ground. He has no respect for my personal space, spooks at everything, just wants to get back to his […]

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Horse floating and horse trailering problems – questions answered here

Over the years, I have answered a lot of questions from people who have problems getting their horses on the float or trailer or truck or have problems travelling them and successfully helped a huge amount of people and horses solve their problems. At one time I earned a significant part of my living training difficult […]

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Suddenly spooking horses who are otherwise going well.

I had an email from Jeannie who was asking about what she was missing with her beautifully mannered pony who sometimes flips out, suddenly spooking about something – seemingly out of the blue. She was commenting on the Second Key to Happiness with Your Horse, the one that explains the Comfort Zone, the Not Too […]

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