Jenny Pearce

Horse training articles

Feeling safe with your horse/s at feed time

What do you – you personally – need from your horse to feel safe and be safe at feed time? This isn’t a trick question and there is no right or wrong answer – although the answer, even just asking the question, could be incredibly important to your relationship with your horse.   We are quite […]

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What do we do when our horse says “no”

  This is another very old article from my old website that I liked so much that I brought it over here. Have any of you ever thought about the way that we deal with conflict with people having some similarity to the way in which we deal with conflict with our horses? That is, how […]

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Bridle-less piaffe – and the baby steps that have to come first…

This article was written years ago and although I changed focus, I thought it was an interesting one to bring over to the new website.  Funny, the bridle-less piaffe is still tickling along in the back of my mind.  Maybe all Peggy Cumming’s  Connected Riding work that I have been learning is one of the baby teps […]

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What if we could assume the rightness of everything that goes “wrong” with our horse?

I have had very large shift in perspective in the last few weeks that has had a major impact on my life in and out of horses – and I just love the fact that horses are such a catalyst for things like this! What if every “problem” that we experience, every crappy thing that […]

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Me, a snake and an insight on what it feels like to be a horse dealing with serious fear

  I used to be snake phobic – so bad that I couldn’t watch them on TV without having nightmares.  I had gotten rid of the outright phobia with my healing work, but was still pretty afraid of them when someone suggested that “knowledge is power, perhaps I ought to find out more about snakes.” […]

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Stringhalt query from a reader…

A reader with a stringhalted horse had been told to lock her horse up off the pasture, give it a mineral block, a large bale of hay and hard feed it.  She was having trouble with transitions even after her horse was supposed to be recovered.  So this article is about stringhalt AND transitions. Here’s […]

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A powerful improvement to the Parelli Friendly Game

Whether you are into natural horsemanship or not – even if the idea of natural horsemanship makes you cringe –  the Friendly Game, the rhythmic advance and retreat method of getting your horse used to routine things that they might find either scarey or uncomfortable, is probably one of the best things that you can […]

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